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II V CO WHIN & LATHAM. THURSDAY, JUNK 2,. 1898. Fifth Congri'iiMioiiitl Convention. Ukand ItAiMD. Mini., May 31. iww. To Uie Republican Klei-tors of th Fifth Con gressional District: A district convention of the republicans of tbo Fifth congressional district of Michigan la hereby called to meet tit the Lincoln club rooms on Wednesday. June IW'X. for the purpose of placing on nomination candidate for congress for said district, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly be brought be fore said convention. Kacu county in aid dis trlct will be entitled to representation in aid convention as follows:. Ionia county. (UM nineteen delegates. Kent county, (:) sixty three delegates. Ottawa county, (1H) eighteen tlelegates. Hy order of committee. omis K. Hisnol. Chairman. A. Ki. Koiu.nson, Secretary. Any old soldier will 111 you that the thing for which a man in tho service hungers and thirsts above everything else, is news from home. Hvery paper is read till it is worn out, and every letter Is as welcome as the hight of a ship to a marooned sailor. Not only send literature but write letters to your acquaintances. Do not be re strained by any sentimental folly, but write. Tf you shrink from making this innovation alone, unite with others in a joint letter and make it a roundrobin if you choose. There is no other way in which you can now serve your coun try so well, for to be remembered by those at homo is health, strength, courage and good cheer to those amid the dread realities of war. Many a poor fellow has succombed to despon dency growing from a belief that ho was forgotten or neglected. General Merritt's tin willingness to undertake the task of ousting the Spanish army from the l'hilippine Islands with an Insufficient force of raw recruits furnishes a proof of his fitness for the task. If all his fifteen thousand soldiers should be regulars, seasoned to the instant business before them when thev shall be landed at Manilla, the odds would still be heav ily in favor of the Spaniards, unless the insurgent forces could be depended upon to give enicieut aid. The insur gents are an unknown quantity; but Manilla is a city of over 100,000 inhab Hants, and the population of the I'hil ippines is over eight millions of people speaking strange tongues, unlettered, uncivilized and incapable of settled and orderly government. All tho fighting is not done by men in arms; all the battlefields are not thoe where swords Hash and cannons roar; all the heroes are not found where war bugles blow. Hack among the peaceful valleys and the quiet hames where are the wives and mothers who "remain behind," many must also walk the way of sorrow and agony; many must be summoned to duties that try the heart and test the soul, many must be called to the performance of valiant deeds and the achievement of glor ious victories. All honor to the brave men who rally around the battle Hags to fight for their country! All honor to the loyal women who serve their country uone the less bravely by remaining behind to do the duty that none but they can do. Jack son Citizen. The first exchange of prisoners of war occurred lust Friday, llayden Jones and Chas. Thrall, the newspaper correspondents captured by the Span iards In Cuba weie exchanged for Lieut Col. Vicente de Cortijo, Sur,jeon-Maj Julian and twoSpanish servants captur ed bv the United States ilect on board the prize steamer Argonautaat the out break of the hostilities between Spain and the United, and since confined at Fort Mcl'herson, Atlanta. The Span Ish prisoners were taken to Havani Thursday night on board the United States gunboat Maple, where the ex change took place. Jones and Thrall were then transferred to the Wood bury and brought to Key West. The transfer of the prisoners took place oil shore. It cost to transport the Thirty third regiment to Falls Church, Va. for railroad and sleeping cars, and camp equipage, $S,0.3..0, as follows liailroad lares, ,- i.s.'Mi; sleeping car fares, $1,140; horses ami equipage, S-VH) Some individuals have sent the gov ernor long telegratns'collect,1' inquir Ing about the acceptance of companies and other matters In which they wen personally Interested. 1 he governor draws a distinction between such mes sages, and those pretalnlng testate af fairs. lie has a way of making th senders of collect telegrams realize the equities of the eae by making replies by telegraph at their expense. The Fifth District Republican con gressional convention has been called for June 22nd. It will bo held In (Irand Kapids at the Lincoln Club rooms. This will necessitate a call for a county convention and city and town ship caucuses to elcctdclegates. Tho "Don't Worry" clubs will be filled up principally by people who never worried anyhow. SANTIACO FORTS BOMBARDED. Coinodore Schley Aiier ftpniu Fleet All the Lnl Hatterle lit Itulns. When it became evident to Como- dore Schley and. his squadron that Cervera with his Meet was in the har bor at Santiago de Cuba he made prep arations at once to annihilate H a la Dewey, and as a starter began pour ing Into the fortllioatlons at tho en trance to the harbor a deadly firo from his big guns Wednesday afternoon. The Iowa, directed by Capt. "Fight ing Hob" F.vaus; the Massachusetts, Capt. F. J. lllgginson; Texas, Cupt. J. W. I'hllllp, and tho New Orleans, Capt. W. M. Folgcr, kept up their ter rific firo against the Morro, Socapa and l'unta Corda forts for two hours, their projectiles of enormous size' doing tre mendous damage to tho defenses of the harbor. Tho masonry on Socapa and Morro was battered almost into dust and the forms of Spanish artillerymen and in fantry could be plainly seen Hying to safety behind tho neighboring hills. Tho auxiliary cruiser which joined Schley's tleet just before the battle took place, was hit by shells from tho forts, and it is thought she was serious ly damaged. After seeking the protection of a jutting headland the Spanish warships continued to tiro projectiles over tho his toward the tleet. but they had no range, not even direction to their shots, and the shells fell harmlessly into the a. That the number killed and wounded on the Spanish side is enormous no one doubts, for time and again the American shells hit the batteries squarely and amid the flying masonry and dismantled guns the forms of tho men were described. The damage done to tho American tleet cannot be learned but it Is not thought any person was killed If, in deed, any one was wounded. TIIK lt!U CROSS. In the warehouses and hospitals at Havana are great boxes of provisions and supplies which havo escaped the sweeping orders of confiscation from the Spanish authorities. All supplies shipped to the Cuban Relief Commit tee, all supplies shipped to General Lee and others by friends in tho Unit ed States for tho relief of tho starving reconcentratlos havo been seized by the Spanish millltary authorities for the Spanish troops. Fven the supplies gathered and sent by Dr. Klopsch were seized. Hut all supplies marked for the Red Cross have been unmolested. 1 hat international emblem ol mercy has remained sacred, oven to Spanish rapacity. Even now, when Havana is in a state of seige, when Spani soldiery are taunting and starving refugees over the tardiness of the United States army in coining to their rescue, and are plundering them of their relief supplies besides, three Red Cross hospitals are running unmolest ed on Cuban soil. These are tho Ma tanzas Red Cross hospital at Matanzas the Red Cross Orphanage- and Sari tarlum, and the Los Fosos hospital at Havana. The two former Institutions are being conducted under the auspices of tho American Red Cross, while the latter is in charge of tho English Red Cross. The Red Cross Orphanage was formerly the Lee Orphanage, but ob jection was made by the Spanish authorities until the name was changed and it was made a distinctly Red Cross institution. Tho Red Cross movement largely grew out of the work of the American Sanitary Commission dur I rig our own civil war and of the work of Florence Nightingale and her de voted followers during tho Crimean war. None of those directly interested in this work were tho originators of the scheme. There was, a general recognition at that time of the neces sity of neutrality of hospitals and am bulance wagons In times of war. The man who gave the idea definite shape was Dr. Henri Dunant, who had wit nessed the horrors of the battlefield during the battle of Solferino in Italy, and who was assisted in the scheme by his friend Gustay Moynier, presi dent of the Societo Genevoise of Gene va, Switzerland, and who remains to day president of the International Red Cross committee, with headquarters at Geneva. ICmiHrktthle Kfrue, Mrs. Michael Curtain, Plalnfield, 111., makes tho statement, that she caught cold, which settled on her lungs; she was treated for a month by her family physician, but grew worse. Ho told hop she was a hopeless victim of con sumption and that no medicine could cure her. Her druggist suggested Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump tion: she bought a bottla and to her delight found herself benefited from first dose. She continued its uso and after taking six bottles, found herself sound and well; now does her own housework, and is as well as she ever was. Free trial bottles of this great discovery at Fisk Hangs' and Connell Rros. drug stores. Large bottles JiJ cents and $1.00. 0 lliirklrn'M ArnlcA Salve. Tho best salvo in tho world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands,chilblains, ; corns, and all skin eruptions, and pos , Itlvely cures piles, or no pay required, j It Is guaranteed to give perfect satis faction or money refunded, Price iH cents per box. For sale by Holmes V Council and Fisk Hangs. To Cure a Cold In One iMjr. Take Laxative Hromo Quinine Tal- lets. All Druggists reaind tho money 1 if it falls to cure. 2.3cents. KIDVILLK. Miss Lula Hrown is visiting her sis ter, Mrs. J. Jay Raby. Philip Coylo of Grand IUptds is vis iting friends and relatives in this vicinity. Lewis Emmons of Fenwick and Charlie Wilson of Holding were In this vicinity Sunday. Charlio Murray spent Sunday in Danby visiting friends. Sunday school at tho Rlystono school house is progressing finely with Mrs. Richardson as superintendent. Miss Anna DeLino closed a success ful term of school May 27th. She will spend tho summer in Traverse City. Mr. and Mrs. R. Lavery and daugh ter, Edna, spent Sunday in Orleans. Win. Murray, Thomas AntcllfT,Chas. Whltford, Charles Hollo, Elon Murray and George Hanks formed a fishing party to Half Moon lake near Sheridan last week. They report a good time but not many fish. MAKHIAOK MCKNSKS. Jas. C. Campbell, 70, Portland; Cora E. White, 30, Portland. Theodore King, 41, Lyons; Maud Pitcher, 24, Lyons. Charles II. Reese, 23, Lake Odessa. Ida Foght, 20, Lake Odessa. W. H. Smith, 30, Lake Odessa; Ida Elliott, 31, Lake Odessa. Albert L. Fox, 21, Odessa; Lena Osborne, IS, Orange. Henry Woodrick, 22, Ionia; Hertha Shipper, 22, Ionia. Ralph M. Cheney, 22, Palo; Gertrude Wilson, 20, Ronald. Joseph Young, who formerly resided in this city and did shoemaklng for Jos. Llndley, but who now resides In Otlsco township, was before Justice Curry yesterday on complaint of John Burke, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. lie gave bonds in tho sum of $100 to appear for exam ination June 7. This prosecution grows out of the Habcock-Hurko case,recent ly decided in tho supremo court ad verselv to Mr. Hurke. In the com plaint it is alleged that Young repre sented to Hurke that tho mortgage in question was paid and prevailed upon a Mr. Townsend, the original mort gagee, to discharge tho mortgage, when In fact he had assigned the same to Hurton Babcock. Ionla Sentinel. "The worst possible thing for a man to do when cares oppress htm," says tho New York Sun, "is to mope; to sit down and Think it over. If there is anything on earth that will mildew a man and make him good for nothing, that's It. What ho wants is activity; to keep moving. If he can't work, or thinks he can't, let him get out and take a walk and start his circulation. It's amazing what a little fresh air and exercise will do for a man. Keep mov ing and the first thing you know you'll find yourself whistling or humming tune, and then you laugh to yourself a little and go back and go to work." Supervisor Ilixson this week com plied with what has long been consid ered a dead feature of the law relating to the office of township supervisor. The duties of tho official require that the names of all male residents bo tween tho ages of 18 and 4o be sent to the proper authorities for use in case a draft is mado for army service. Few supervisors have responded of late years, but Supervisor Ilixon decided on account of the war to send in hi list, which win embrace an who are qualified for military duty. Portland Review. I was seriously nfllicted with acough for several years, and last fall had i more severe cough than ever before I have used many remedies without receiving much relief, and being rec omrnended to try a bottle of Chamber Iain's Cough Remedy, by a friend, who knowing me to bo a poor widow, gave It to me, I tried it and with the most gratifying results. Tho first bottle re lieved mo very much and the second bottle has absolutely cured me. I have not had as good health for twenty years. Respectfully, MHS. Makv A Heakd, Claremore, Ark. Sold by Fisk Hangs, druggist. The human machine starts but onco and stops but once. You can keep It going longest and most regularly by using DeWltt's Littlo Early Risers the famous little pills for constipation and all stomach and liver troubles W. I. Benedict. Ono minute is not long, yet relief is obtained in half that time by the use of Ono Minute Cough Cure. It prevents consumption and quickly cures cold croup, bronchitis, pneumonia, lagrippt and all throat and lung troubles. W I. Benedict. Th Applied Art. All sorts of breezes, more or less fit ful, ruflle tho snrface of art, but the current is onto more setting with in creasing fctoadiness and strength toward tho point where art becomes tho hand maid that ministers to the practical needs of mm. 1'amterB and sculptors are working with the architects not only iu beautifying buildings, but in giving an artistic perfection to the fur nishings and utensils. Stain d glass, mosaic, wall papers and fabrics, furni ture, postern, book and magazino illus trations are only some of the numerous avtnues oi activity which tho move ment opens up to tho artist. It is quite within recent years that it has reached our shores, but now that it is come its continuance and its spread are assured, for it appeals exactly to the democratic conditions of'tho national life. It brings the masses in tout h with art and in the way most likely to influence them by daily contact. Museums do much to refine and culti vate tho thousands who visit them, but their usefulness would be small com pared with a diffusion of art among all tho things of everyday life. That is the goal to which tho movement in favor of the "applied arts is directed, and un denially none could Le nobler. No doubt it is a long wav off, but that is no reason for d sj uiring of the possibil ity of reaching it. Nor is tho material character of American life a bar to it. The Athenians of P rides' time, tho Italians of the renaissance and tho Net hci landers were material enough and fully as Lent on matte rs merely mercen ary, and yet they sunoundtd themselves with the evidi net s, in small things as well as bit:, of taste i.nd it limine nt. There is no incompatibility between materialism and art, especially when at tho back of Loth is a strong pride in citizenship. A large share of tho credit for what has ulready been accomplished is duo to the architects. On them de volves the execution of the biggest evi dences of improved taste, and they have it in their power to combine with their own worK that oi ino painters ami sculptors. Harper's Weekly. Tho man who is really overworked never seems te know It. It is tho fussy fellow who does not know what work is who thinks ho is doing too much. JUNE 12 SUNDAY EXCURSIONS TO PLEASANT PLACES. 1). G. R. & W. train will leaveBel ding at f:10 a. m. Fare to Detroit $1 .r0; to Island Lake $1.00; Grand Ledge $.f0. Great attractions at all these places. SAGINAW SUNDAY EXCURSION JUNE f). Pleasant place to spend Sunday af ternoon. D., G. R. & W. train will leave Holding at 7:30 a. in and arrive at Saginaw at noon. Leave a G p. m. Rate $1.00. I (Ji:o. DkIIavkn, G. a. A. GRAND RAPIDS SUNDAY EXCURSION JUNK 12. You must bo about ready to see Grand Rapids again. It's a pleasant place for a Sunday visit. 1) G. H. & W. R. R. train on June 12 will leavo Holding at (.:45 a. m. Leave Grand Rapids at 0:30 p. m. Hound trip rate $.75. Gf.o. DkIIavfn, G. P. A. S.C. P. Jone, Milesburg, Pa , writes: "I have used DeWitt's Little Early Risers ever since they were introduced here and must say I havo never used any pills in my family during forty years of house keeping that gave such satisfactory results as a laxative or cathartic." W. I. Benedict. INSURANCE AGENCY. I am prepared to write Insurance usu ally accented" by companies in general on city ami surrounding country prop erty. Oltlce at Commercial Hank. WM. PICKERING. Ice Cream Soda ! The Ice Cream and Soil a sea son is now open. Ice C renin I shall serve at all times the best Ice Cream that can be made Ice Crciim Soda It will be of the best quality and flavored to taste with pure firuit juices. CONFECTIONERY FRESH EVERY DAY, C. Co n cl os. Charles Brown . . Real Estate Exchange, HKLDIMJ, MICH. Money to Loan on Good Farm Se curity. City Property and Farms for Sale or Exchange. Stores, Rooms in Hlocksand Houses to Rent. Deeds, Mortgages and Contracts Executed. Office: 2d Floor, Wallace Block. H. I. LEONARD, Pres. A. N. BELDING, V.-fies HKI.DINIS, MICllieJAN, We have Money to Loan on Real Estate Mortgages or other approved security.. Parties in need of Money will do well to call and see us. ummer Clothin e o o Are you dressed for the hot weather we are liable to have in June ? If not, let us tit you out in a liht Summer Suit or Coat and Vest. Summer Suits in light colors, $10 and $12. Blue Serge Suits, light weight, $12. Fancy Business Suits, finest fabrics, $15. Skeleton Coats and Vests, Blue, Black or Colors, $5. Alapaca Coats in all colors, from 75c to $2.50. A selection from our line of Summer Shirts, Underwear, Crash and Straw Hats, and Neckwear will help to keep you cool. Holmes J3ros. If You Have Become Tired Of paying out all you earn for groceries trade with us and make your money go as far ;h possible. We are celling tho best goods it U possible to obtain t the Lowest (.'ash Price. This is a point not. to bo overlooked by you if you value square dealing and LOW PRICES. I lb Baking Powder.. . 5 cent sack Salt Yeast Foam Yeast Cream Sunlight Yeast De Lands Soda 8 bars Jaxon Soap. . . . S bars Lenox Soap.. . Lump Starch Pure Leaf Lard io 3 04 04 03 06 25 25 3i 08 XXXX Coltee Golden Rio Coffee. . 70 cent Tea Co cent Tea 50 cent Tea 40 cent Tea Arc Light Oil N. O. Molasses Smyrna Gold Dust. Smyrna Patent .... lUickwhc.it Flour. . . 12 20 50 40 35 2$ 09 25 88 93 25 CASH PRICES. KINGSLEY & CO. THE CITY SHOE STORE nv An immense stock of . . . NEW SPRING GOODS l'ingree el: Smith, Thomas G. Plant, Gray Rros. , sold at the lowest possible price. This week we will start a Cleaving Sale of last Season Shoes which will be a surprise. Look for our handbill for prices. Look for our show window display. f i & f f f f f f The City Shoe Store E. JR.. Spencer, Prop'r. Only Grocers? No! But we sell Strictly First Class Groceries Cheap. Come in and we will convince you. Pleasant St. W. M. REYNOLDS. Now is a Good Time TO tiUliSIUtlUE FOll THE HANK Eli O.VJ Dtil.t.Ali J'liW YHAH. liciiiiiifSavinisiiank Internationa iMitryfoofl Interest Paid on nil Time and Sating Deposits. Fire Proof Safety Deposit Boxes to Rent. Money Trans for rod by Tek'rapli. Drafts SoM on all Foreign Conn trie. DIME SAVINGS DEPARTMENT lor tue CHiiflrea ( HAS. S. FKLCII, Vashhu No more Sick Poultry. BGGS The great egg producer. 3 feeds for one cent for 12 fowls International llicno Cliloro I t. makes 25 gal. disinfectant SURH LICE KILLER. If your hens are covered witli lice they will not lay eggs. International Stock roocl--Tho Best Stock Food 011 tho Market. . Connell JJros. Sucrcssor to Holmon & Connell.