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" m Newsy Item Gathered in by tho ltaiincrN Stall" of Special J Correspondents. (1 rattan. Give thanks today. Mr. and Mrs. Lon Smith are vUitintf relatives near Freeport. A class of six new members was inl tlated In (Jrattan Grange last Thurs day night. Mrs. Hilton Watkins and daughter MissOra, are spending a few days with Lakeview friends. vvra. Lessiter is easier at present, l'rof. Wride is about the same and Fred Matlce is somewhat better. J. I. Weekes lost a cood horso last week from paralysis. Was stricken on the road and died in a few hours. The annual meeting of Ashley church and election of officers will take place the afternoon of Dec. 2. A cood at tendance is desired. Mrs. Fhebe Whitford of South Da- kota and sister Mrs. Richmond of Smyrna attended church at Ashley Sunday guests of Mrs. (J. II. Godfrey and family. The next social of the Ashley L. A. S. will be held with the president Mrs. Tt. Cook Dec. 2, in the evening, lie freshments chicken pie, etc. The Cook quartette will furnish good Slajton. Dan Rich and family have moved in the George Kellog house. Miss Cora Godfrey of Oak field is sewing for Mrs. Asa Wood. Otis Railey visited his daughter in Lowell last Friday and Saturday. Pearl Illnraan and Rena Wood visit ed Gertrude and Alice Slay ton Sunday. Christian Anderson of Fairplains visited at Asa Wood's Nov. 14th and 15th. Clarence Liutton has sold his driving horse to Frank L. Fuller of Hotel G rattan. D. E. Ahny is going to stay at home this winter with his mother Mrs. J. A. Slay ton. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fuller and little daughter visited at A. W. SI ay ton's Wednesday. Mrs. II. J. Watkins and daughter Orie are visiting friends in Lakeview and Luther. Mrs. Clarence Stanton of Heldiug visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Slayton Sunday. Mrs. lOflfie Elkins and children of Grand Rapids visited at A. R, Wood's one day last week. E. J. Mason's dryer crew celebrated the wind up of the apple season Satur day evening with a bon-fire and music which sounded like an Indian war dance. The young people of Grattan who have been working In the numerous dryers for the past three months are home again. All are looking rosy and well which shows that work strictly attended with early hours is beneficial to health. Long Lake. Hagadorn was In Helding Charles 4 Friday. The roads are improving fast for this time of year. Mrs. Ed. Ashby visited Mrs. Ed. Canfield Friday. Clarence Snow was in Helding Wed nesday on business. Master Chancey Antcliff took some chickens to Helding Friday for his mother. Miss Pearl AntclllT and gentleman friend from Ionia spent Sunday at her mother's. Hen Hall has bought all of Frank Hamman's bean pods. Morton and Frank Hall are drawing them home. Ej. Ashby has bought Lewis Van loton's place in Orleans but cannot move onto it until spring because of its being rented. Geo. Conner is making a business of buying cattle. He bought some at Lakeview last week and they were delivered to him Saturday. Mrs. John Salyer was taken very suddenly ill Friday night with heart trouble. She was seriously 111 for a time but is better at this writing. Gleason Shaw has moved to Helding. Clarence Snow is trying to rent the farm Mr. Shaw has just moved off from. It Is owned by Mrs. Yeomans of Ionia. ' ' Shilolu Frank Allen has nearly finished dry ing apples. Chas. Gilraore and wife visited at Dave Steadraan's Sunday. John Hates Is running Chas. Whit ford's engine bean threshing. Dan Dow has been quite sick but is reported better at this writing. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Ashby spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Brown. Miss Ethle Payne of Ionia has been visiting relatives at this place the past few days. The dance at Drake's hall was quito well attended considering the bad weather. Bert Comstock and family have moved to Missaukee county where he Intends to hunt and trap this winter. Mr. Livingston of Orleans has been hero in the interest of the Ancient Order of Gleaners and thinks he can get names enough to organize a lodge here. I Orleans. C. A. Johnson was in Ionia Monday. Miss Pearl Antcliff was home from Ionia over Sunday. I it O . . . 1 "y,u opauogie wetu norm on a hunting trip last week. Mr. and Mrs. O. Purdy Sundayed at b,. J. Cheeney's of Ronald. Mrs. A. J. Hale spent Saturday with Mrs. VV. Locke of Helding. Mrs. Welch of Milford was a guest at urday. A. IS. Grant's over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Reynolds of Eas ton bundayed with Grandma Hoyt. Mrs. L L. Holmes of Helding was a guest of Mrs. R. Hawkins, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoppough Sun dayed at Homer Adgato'sof East Ionia. aji-8. uuver Watkins of Grattan vis ited with her sister, Mrs. Emlaw, Mon day. Airs. ij. Hoyt is entertainiag her Grandma Shaw of Long Lake for a few days. Orleans-Otlsco. E. C. Benton is digging a well on his farm. T. F. Ireland of Holding was in town Sunday. Miss Mary Howe is teaching school in Orange. Chas. Hrelmaver has bought E. H. C'hickering's farm. M. M. Benedict was home from Ionia Saturday and Sunday. Mr. VanLoten has sold his farm to parties from Long Lake. Mrs. F. E. Benton spent Sunday with her parents in Bartonvillo. Mr. and Mrs. A. Kohn of Keeno vis ited their son, John, Friday and Sat urday. Miss Nellie Seelev visited her brother, Charles, at the M. A. C. Sat Bartonville. Thanksgiving today. John Cooper and wife spent Friday at F. J. Richmonu's. Mrs. Waldo Fru icisco and son spent last Sunday at C. J. Ring's. Miss Mabel Totten is still on the sick list. She does not iaini-ove verv fast. John White of Lowell spent last Thursday night with his sister Mrs. C. J. Ring. F. J. Richmond and ivifn ntu-nt last Mr. Livingston and family of Sanilac Sunday at Mrs. G. H. Godfrey's in moved into one of A. J. Halo's Oakflnld. have houses Mr. and Mrs. Guy Beach and llttlo sou are spending the week in Grand Rapids. W. Meach of Belding visited his sis ter, Mrs. E. Sprague, of East Orleans Sunday. uev. a. Choate, wife and son of Saranac spent Wednesday and Thurs day at O. Purdy 's Dr. and Mrs. McDonald attended the lecture by Dr. Ashley at Belding Sat urday evening and were guests at H A. Smith's over Sunday. Otlsco. Mr. and Mrs. Purdy and family spent Sunday at Will Rennels'. lien isexford of California is spend ing a month with his sister, Mrs. R. A. A bbey . Harry Phillips, while jumping over a stone in the front yard of his homo, fell and broke his wrist. on Roy McCotter spent Sunday at liome. Mr. Hanks was in Hubbardston business Monday. Carl Granger, who recently returned irom Dakota, is workinir for John Zeigler. l -l . r , . . ouiiu uurse anu Mr. aucox spent a day last week hunting quail in Keeno township. Henry Buttolph is doinsr a hustling ousiness wun his new milk route In this place. Hawley McCotter leaves Wednesday for a visit with friends in Ann Arbor and Onio. He expects to bo gone most of the winter. School began last week, after a week's vacation, with renewed interest. beveral new pupils have started who mean to do good work. The Literary Society of this place is preparing for an entertainment some time In the near future. Anything to break the quietness now prevailing will be acceptable. Smyrna. Dwight Sheldon Sundayed in Smyrna. Mr. and Mrs. Sussex Sundayed in Orleans. Our apple dryers will close up bus iness this week. Mrs. George Devine will move to Bel ding this week. Miss Charity Sparks of Coral is vis iting friends in this vicinity. Mrs. Hattie Moe contemplates a visit to Colorado in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Skellenger and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Condon Sundayed in Belding at P. F. Curtis'. Mr. and Mrs. J. Wise and Mrs. Mina Wise visited at D. Osgood's last week and attended the funeral of thoir uncle, Mr. Woodard. As Mrs. Geo. Tebbel was g?jng Into her house, some snow on her shoes caused her. to slip and fall, injuring her quite severely. She is under the doctor's care at present. Cards are out announcing the mar riage of one of our most beautiful young ladles, Mis Matlo Ring, and one of the best of our young men, Mr. Floyd Totten. Long may they live. Th l Nlrlnii4 ranariiKcr. TIih captain nf a vessel which was bringing to Aimrica in the full of J 790 a mysterious passenger who had come aboard at Hamburg watched the latter so closely that at last the passenger said one day: "Sir, this is not the first occa sion upon which I have observed the attentive scrutiuy you bestow upou me. May I impure the reason''" "Sir," responded the candid captain you took passage on my ship as Dane. I don't believe you're anything of the kind." The passenger smiled. The smile was full of perspicacity and confidence and was followed with, "Pray, tell me, then, what you believe mo to be." At this question Captain Ewinpi fidgeted, hesitated and fiually blurted uui: eji, to uo nonesc, l tuiuk you aro a gambler. You've well nigh ruined yourself at home and are now comiuji to heeeo the fools you'll find on shore The young man's smilo broadened. The next minute he turned grave again. lowered his voice and replied: "Cap tain Lwing. as you have studied ni during this voyage so I have studied you. I have couio to the conclusion that you aro a man to be trusted. am Louis Philippe, duo d'Orleans, eld est son of that Louis Philippo d'Orleans who was slain by the guillotine on the tli of November, almost three years ago." Argonaut. 1 From New Zealuixl. Keefton, New Zealand, Nov. 23, 18!Hi. I am very pleased to state that since I took the agency of Chamberlain's Hedlelnes tho sale has been very large, npro especially of tho Cough Remedy. Ii two years I have sold more of this Pirticular remedy than of all other nakes for the previous live years. As tc its efficacy, I have been informed by mores of persons of tho good results ttey have received from it, and know it value from tho uso of it In my own household. It is so pleasant to take that we have to placo tho bottle be yond tho reach of the children. E. J. SCANTLKUUKY. For sale by Fisk Bangs, druggist. No ono expects tho order to get along without criticism. Criticism arouses discussion, and from discussion have come all tho improvements made in the order sinco It was founded. Both criticism and discussion, to bo useful, should be temperate and reliable. Mere assertion is not argument. The ridicule or abuse of opponents is not argument. Captivating assertions will pass for argument for a time, but cold facts are moro enduring.-Kansas Workman. Iliicklii'n ArnU'H SnI w. Tho best salve in tho world for cuts. bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands,chilblalns, corns, and all skin eruptions, and po- Itively cures piles, or no pay required. ii is guaranteed to irive perfect satis- f;iction or money refunded. Price 2- cents per box. For sale by Holmes & Connell and Fisk Bangs. A cough Is not like a fever. It does not have to run a certain course. Cure it quickly and effectually with Ono Minute Couch Cure, the best remedv iur an ages anu ior mo most severe cases. Wo recommend it because it's good. W. I. Benedict. What You Save MomI of Tliem I'nld. A large company of easily gulled in dlviduals was victimized a short time back in a small country town. I3y means of posters announcing a grand sacred concert and by a free distribu tion of complimentary tickets bearing on their face this condition, "No Geu tleman Admitted Unless Accompanied by a Lady, a largo audience was gather ed at the theater. When tho crowd began to press in through the doors, the ticket taker began shouting: All having complimentary tickets will please pass upstairs to the gallery." Tli is was a dark, dreary, hot place, not Having the capacity for seating comfoitably more than 100 people. Those who pressed forward with their tickets were told that if they did not wish to go to tho gallery they could be admitted by paying a shilling apiece. Every man who appeared with a com plimentary ticket of course had a lady with him and felt a sort of embarrass ment if she were not his wifo or inti mate acquaintance, so ho yielded to compulsion and paid rather than retire, and so tho scheme succeeded to tho ex tent of tilling the house. Loudon Answers. Fairplains. Ed. Ashby aud wife visited at Ena Brown's Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Divine was In Ionia Monday on business. Fannie Antcliff went to Ionia Mon day to spend a week with her sister, Mrs. Gebhart. John Salter's wife camo near dying ono night last week. Tho trouble was heart failure. Mrs. Eleety Antcliff will spend Thanksgiving with her daughter, Mrs. Warner, of Lyons. Hiram Brown and daughter, Edna, of VickerjviUo visited at his brother Albert's Sunday. Ho took his little daughter, Mayf home, but Edna will stay and visit friends hero for a week or two. There till be a chicken pie social at Albert Brown's Friday evening, De cember 2. The money will go to help trim the Christmas treo at the Chittlo schoolhoue. All are Invited. Bill, 20 cents a couple. A Turf Ol.l I.ndy. Out in Indiana a good many years ago a certain old lady, summoned as a wit ness, came into court wearing a larco poke bonnet, such as was then much af fected by rural folks. Her answers to the questions put to her being rather in- distinct, the court requested her to speak louder, though without much suc cess. Tho court cannot hear a word you say, my good woman," said the judge. "Please to take off that huge bonnet of yours." Sir," fche said composedly and dis tinctly enough this time, "the court has a perfect right to bid a gentleman take off his hat, but it has no right to make a lady remove her bonnet." "Madam," replied the judge, "you seem so well acquainted with the law that I think you had better come up and take a seat with us on the bench.1' "I thank your honor kindly," she re- epouded, dropping a low courtesy to the court, "but there are old women enough thero already." Law Notes. Mark Tun In nml Ilia Pyjamas. Mark Twain has an intense dislike for clothes, nnd if it were possible would remain in his pyjamas dav in and day out. And whenever he can do so he eats breakfast in them, receives his friends and works in them. His fa vorite mode of writing is to lie flat on the floor on his stomach in his pyjamas, with a pipe in his mouth. When on lec ture tours, ho never gets out of his sleeping clothes until it is timo to go to hall or opera house. When the fit strikes him, ho likes to exercise, and then with his customary shamble will shufllo along for miles and exhaust his most athletic companion. But ho feels far more at homo in his pyjamas than in a street suit or evening clothes, and in thorn ho remains as great a part of tho day as Mrs. Clemens will allow him. Ladies' Home Journal. Why do not all fraternal organiza tions require as strict an examination of all candidates from the "investicra- tion committee" as they do from their poyslciaiK All orders are strict about guarding one door, but an easy en trance can sometimes bo made at another which is guarded by tho "com mittee." Moral health is just as nec essary as physical health. Why Do You Not Use the Best? "The proof of the pud ding is in the eating." No Proof, No Pay. If no benefit, you can get vour money hnrfc where you bought. But be sure you get IM SARSAPARILLA "Tho Kind that Cures.' Your Savings is Your Fortune Save Your Money by Going to CAHILL k HISOI'S For Your Fall and Winter CLOTHING Overcoats a Specialty. Also Farm Implements, Plow Re pairs and Harness Way Down. HUELSTER BLOCK, BELDING. BRICKER'S BIG SALE! The Climax Reached. 40 Days Time to Raise $1,900. Our bills all come due Jan. 1st. We must have the amount stated above bv that time. We have a big stock to sell from and will make prices that will brinvr the customers. Never before in the history of Belding has Dry Goods and Clothing been sold so cheap as we are now selling them. We are forced to do it. Our creditors in sist on having their pay by Jan. 1st, and we must not disappoint them. Our low prices can not fail to bring the cash. No other town in Atichigim will meet our prices. Scan the adds in the Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ionia or Belding papers, and you will not find a Clothing or Dry Goods house quoting prices as low as ours. MO HOYS' OVERCOATS uhsmits. CLOTHING. AN I) oo oo oo oo Overcoats 5 to 10 yrs, worth $2, for $ 99 Joys' Overcoats, worth $3, for 1 50 $4. Jor 2 $4 to 6$, for 3 " $5 to $7 ,for 4 $8 to $io, for 5 Reefers from $1.50 to $3.50. Youths' Overcoats from $2. So to $7. 10 for choice DRY Good Prints, per yd 22c cst Prints, per yd 3c Outing Flannels 4c, 5c to 10c Ginghams, apron check 4c JlKANItHTS. Red and Hlue Horder grey bed blankets per pair at 45c White Hlankcts. fine quality 7Sc 'ancy Hlankcts, fine quality 90c dki'ss a oops. argc line of those 36111 all wool dress goods at 25c brocades, worth 15 to 18c for i2c 'laids I2c to 45c 'attern Novelties from 40c to $1.00 per yard. Men's Overcoats and Ulsters, 150 left, you can buy them irom $3.50 to $9.75 for choice. Think of it $15 to $18 coats all go at $9.75. Hoys' Youths' and Men's suits from 43c to $4 for choice Hoy's suits. $7.50 for choice Youths' suits. $9.75 for choice Men's suits. This includes all Hlack imported Clay Worsted suits. Odd Pants, Odd Vests, Hats, Caps, Underwear Neckwear, all go at same low prices. GOODS UNIl$ltV15A It. The Hest Fleeced Lined Underwear ever sold at the price 25c Kxtra Heavy Fleece at 47c ClilLDltnX'S CLOAKS. Hig Line, very latest styles, from 1. 00 to $4. 50 hAmS SKUtTS. Ladies' Ready Made Dress Skirts from 95c to $3.50, black or colors. SHOiSS. We have about- 500 pairs of Ladies' and Children's Shoes that we arc closing out, and if you can find a fit you can buy them at one-half the regular price. Big line of Holiday Goods will be open for inspection soon. Bricker's Big Slaughter 5ale.