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'ROUND ABOUT US. Items UntliertMt In by the llamier'N Stall' of Special Correspondents. Long liAke. Ceasar Dickson U buying furs again this winter. . Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stevens visited at Alliert Hrown's Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Schrooder spent Thurs day afternoon at Mr. Pretzel's. Albert Hrown and wife and little son, Karl, went to Ionia Wednesday. Chan. Hagadorn's trial with Elmer Hale has ix-en postponed again. Mrs. litter's brother, lien Hodgo and wife, of near Lyons, visited them Sun day. Mrs. Pretzel's uncle and aunt from Miriam visited them the fore part of last week. School commenced again Monday after a week's vacation witli quite a numlter of new scholars. Jim Meginley and family and also Vern Illbberly and Oscar Lano and wife were in Helding Monday. (Jeo. Utter went to Clair county Mon day to look at some land which he ex pects to buy in the near future. Kil Ashby has moved into George Hoyt's tenant house for the winter and Mrs. Lavery is keeping house for Ed's father. ColTeo and cake will also be served ftt the chicken pie social at Mr.Iirown's this week Friday evening. Everyone invited. Claude Conner visited relatives and friends in Easton over Thanksgiving and while there attended the wedding of his cousin, (lertie Connor, to Ferry Vangesen. Claude reports a fine time while gone. Mr und Mrs. Will Wheeler visited at Albert Brown's Saturday. Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Ilrown tried to tlx the school house some so it would be a little warmer but the old nchoolhouso is past improving very much. Lincoln Iike Gladys Emmons is visiting at W. Emmons'. Mrs. S. J. Spitler is quite poorly this winter with heart trouble. Mrs. Guilford is very sick. Doubts of her recovery are entertained. Wilbur Emmons and family v hi ted at Uriah Emmons' Thanksgiving. Tnere will be a Christmas ship at the Sjencer Mills church Christmas eve. Earl Potter of Iowa is visitinir fpinmln here. He intends to stay this winter and work for r'reil I'uttrsr. Frank and Art Smith are moving a house for D. New-land over on his farm. They have got it almost to Black Creek. There is a traveling man around el Hug range stoves. He has sold a num ber around here. They are a good Btove. Will lllley has moved his household goods up to his mother's. Mr. Mooney will move into the house formerly occu pied by him. The funeral of Mrs. James Ford oc curred Nov. 1"), having died of typhoid fever. She leaves a husband and three lttle children. There was a neighborhood Thanks giving dinner at Tom Westbrook's Thursday. Fifty-tour took dinner and enjoyed a good time. Orleans. Hev. N. E. Glbbs and Lena were in Ionia Monday. Mrs. Lester Grant of IJelding visited at A. H. Grant's Friday. J. M. York made a business trip to Grand Uapids Saturday. Miss Mary Fish of Helding was a . guest at Lottie Purdy's over Sunday. Miss Mabel Sherwood of Grand Uap ids is visltlngher sister, Mrs.Clement9. Howard Hamman was home from Big Rapids to eat Thanksgiving tur key. Mr. Melvln Dumper and Miss Mary Smith were married by Hev. Glbbs at the parsonage Thursday. Grandpa and Grandma Hammond of Lansing spent Thanksgiving at I). Hammond's of Chadwick. Mr. and Mrs. ('. A.Johnson and Mrs. Lonsbury spent a part of the past week in Lowell among relatives. Frank Hoppough and family of Woods Corners, Mrs. M. A. Coleman of Greenville, N. Wallace and wife of Holding, and Geo. Purdy and family ate Thanksgiving at O. Purdy's. Orlcans-l'airplain. Mr. and Mrs. William Wheelerspent Saturday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hrown. Mrs. Mary Whitford entertained her little grandson, Earl Hrown, last Fri day and Saturday. Don't forget to come and help eat thoso chicken pics at Albert Urown's Friday evening December 2nd. Will Marble is home from the south whero he has been for the past two years. Ho says the winters there do not agree with him. Fannie Anttilff returned home Sat urday from a week's visit with her sisters, Mrs. Gebhart at Ionia, and Mrs. Warner at Lyons. Mrs. Electy AntclifT went to lonla last Wednescay and from there nho and Mrs. Gebhart and husband went to Lyons to spend Thanksgiving. Mrs. AntclifT returned home Friday. Slay tun. Mrs. K. J. Mason is boarding the sur veyors. Mrn. A. W. Slayton visited Mrs. Ar thur Stone in Lowell Nov. 28. Eddie Werner is taking muuic lessons on the violin of Geo. Kellogg. E. J. Mason will not dig his horse radish this fall it being too small. Miss Eleanora Cook visited her friend Gertrude Slayton Nov. 26th and 27th. Chas. McCarty and Wm. Condon of Lowell took dinner at Austin Slayton 's Nov. 25. F. A. Jones and fumily ate turkey with his parents, R. A. Jones and wife, Thanksgiving. Russell Slayton started for Minnea polis, Minn., Nov. 28, where he intends to work on a telephone line. Mrs. Fred Gals and two sons of Ionia visited at Max Gals' Nov. 22, on their way to spend Thanksgiving at Morti mer Waller's. Mr. and Mrj. E. J. Mason gave their employees an oyster supper and candy pull the night before Thanksgiving. They rejort a very pleasant time. C. M. Slayton and family and W. R. Mason and wife brought a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 24, and came and shared it with Mrs. Julia Slayton as a surprise she being unable to bo out. It looks now as if Slayton would have the new railroad and Belding and Smyr na would be left out in the cold. The new survey goes just back of W. R. Ma son's house on the northeast, through the Wm. C. Slayton estate and through Fred Jones' farm on to Greenville. Wo fancy we hear the rumble of trains already, but rather it would be at Smyr na than so near. Hartonville. M. J. Richmond spent Sunday in Courtland. Miss Mabel Totten is better at this writing. She came home last Sunday. John White and wife of Lowell spent lust Sunday night with C. J. Ring and family. John Krupp went to Elkhart, Ind., to etThanksgivingdinner with his father and sister. Austin Shoup and wife of Carson City spent Thursday night with F. J. Rich mond and family. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis, and child doing well. Mrs. Grant White and son of Green ville have been visiting for the past week at W. S. White's. Married, at the home of the bride's parents, Miss Matle Ring to Mr. Floyd Totten, Thursday, Nov. 24. Both arc highly respected young people. They received many beautiful and useful presents. The will become residents of Belding. Orleans-Otisco. Alice Anderson is on the sick list. Wm. Leach is repairing his bouse. Mary Howe was home from Orange Sunday. Ruth Mann of Belding spent Sunday at Henry Hill's. A. J. Moon and wife spent Thursday at Mat Kohn's. Will Fuller has moved back to his farm at Six Lakes. Chas. Seeley wa? home from tho:M. A. C. for Thanksgiving. Jay Cooney of Ionia spent part of last week at M. Zahm's. Ed. Covan and wife of Easton spent Sunday at E. II. Wilson's. W. A. Chave and wife of Belding spent Sunday at Wm. Leach's. M. F. Benedict and daughter Blanche spent Saturday and Sunday in Berlin. Georgo Chickering of Greenville spent the latter part of the week with relatives in town. Smyrna. Maj. F. It. Cna96 was in CJrand Rap ids a part of last week. Mr. and Mrs. II. Skellengor were in Greenville last Saturday. Sam Skellenger and wife, who has been visiting In Battle Creek, returned last week. E. C. Mumford, who has been in very poor health for a long time, died Sat urday morning. Mrs. Andrew Skellengor had a wed ding present of a fine 6Ct of dishes from her sister, Mrs. Wm. Crawford. Eli Rodjjers and wife, a former ros Ident of this place, yet now living In New York, have returned on a visit. Fnlrplalns. L. J. Jcnks Is on tho sick list this week. Laura Emmons is worKing at Hotel Belding. Levi Emmons is working at Barry ton this winter. Mr. and Mrs. L. II. Carter are visit ing in Osceola and Clare counties. Mr. Worden's two boys and Archie Lsoden of Fenwick have the scarlet fever. Tom Church caught twenty-four rab bits Thanksgiving. How is that for a Fairplain8 toy. Respect h better Bocured by exact ing than soliciting it. Groville. WASHINGTON LETTER. The Old OotKon House - 3tay Away From Hawaii -Increase In Amer ican Exports. (Special Correspondence.! The use by the American Institute of Architects during itH recent annual ses sion of the Octagon House, on New York avenue, wet of the White House and the new Corcoran Art gallery, has revived iutereht in that historical struc ture, and visitors who lmppened to hear of the building have been led to visit und inspect it. It is somewhat out of the way of sight seers, on a street that is not yet a thoroughfare, but which may rome to be convenient and attractive ai the direct approach to a proposed bridge, a memorial to Geueral Grant, to be couftructed from its western end across the Potomac to Arlington. It is a three story structure of brick, with Acquia sandstone window trimmings aud a semicircular front at the street corner, facing west. This front has a porch at the top of a higl. sfnop. The bricks have never been painted, and they look re markably well fir bricks that have Btood the weather f a hundred years for it was begun in 1798 and completed in 1800. Dr. William Thornton, tho architect who designed it for Colonel JohuTayloe, wasallected to some extent by English ideas of what a private house should be, for lie surrounded the grounds with a high and substantial brick wall, over which one may see the roofs of the ample stables, servants' quarters and kitchen. When the British forces swept down upon Washington in 1814 and burned the White House, President Monroe used the Octagon House as a temporary ex ecutive mansion. While ho was its oc cupant the treaty of Ghent was signed by him, it is said, in tho circular room immediately over the porch and veeti bule. Stay Away From Hawaii. "The Hawaiian Islands have a cli mate that is nearly perfect, but I would nofndviso any poor man to migrate to them in the hopo of In ttcriug his con dition," remarked Mr. Milton W. Blumenberg. who accompauied the United States commissioners on their re cent mission to the islands when they went thither to devise a system of gov ernment for our newly acquired posses sion in the Pacific. "Only men with considerable money Heed think of going there," ho contin ued, "for there are no opportunities for llioso who cannot command capital. The Japanese and Chinese are already on tho ground in sutlicient u umbers to perform all the manual labor required, and they will work for wages so small that white men cannot compete with tliem. Of course, money can be made iu tin; production of coffee, but good lauds me held at a high figure, and the area susceptible of cultivation is limited. The board of trade of Honolulu issued a circular prior to our leaving warning people with'ont money to stay away. I should say that the limit of material de velopment in the it-lands has pretty nearly been reached." Increase In American Exports. An increase of over $ 100,000,000 in exports and a decrease of tho same amount in imports is the record of American foreign commerce for the first nine mouths of this year over tho same period of 18JI?. This breaks all records iu tho history of tho nation's commerce. Exports for this period Nero twice ns great as those for the corresponding pe riod in 18S8, whilo the imports show a deer ea so of 12 per cent despite tho growth in population. Imports of mer chandise for tho period just ended are less than the same corresponding period since 1S8.. All classes of exports have prospered during the last decade. Ex ports of mine products were $20,000, 000, an increase of per cent; productions of the forests for 1888 were $18,775, 144 and for 1898, $:30,000,000 ; agricultural products, $30 1,77."), 578, against $571, 294,995; domestic manufactures, $99, 842,972, against $227,822,045, or nearly $1,000,000 for each business day in the year. These figures indicate that the exports of domestic manufactures will reach $300,000,000 for tho calendar year for the first time in history. Plain and Simple Lanffuafe. "The charge frequently made that tho department of agriculture seuds out bulletins of such a scientific character that no farmer and only a most erudite person could understand them is ab surd," said n man who holds an impor tant place in the department. "From the timo of one of its early chiefs, that eccentric but intensely practical man known to his contemporaries as Sir Isaac Newton, the work has been con ducted on strictly practical lines, espe cially as it concerns the agriculturists of the country. The literature sent to the farmers is written in sucli plain and simple language that a child could un derstand it. The department does nat urally print a quantity of technical and scientific papers, tho result of investiga tion and experiments, but this matter is sent only to scientific libraries aud other depositories whero such records are preserved. Adverse criticism of the department's inethoda'is doubtless from people who, knowing that literature of this character is issued by the depart ment, imagine it is for general circula tion." Raising Wrecks Doesn't Pay. "The fato of the Maria Teresa proves the wisdom of the secretary of the navy in deciding a few days ago to spend no more money raising sunken and half wrecked Spanish warships," remarked a naval officer the other day. "It ii cheaper to build new vessels than to at tempt to save and reconstruct a lot of battered hulks that have been hammer ed to death by 13 inch solid shot aud tho wild waves of the Caribbean sea. Naval officers see something to be amiscd about iu Constructor Hobsou's cxp'ession of regret that ho was not on the Teresa when she went down. They question the sincerity of the remark." Caul Si.'Hokikld. Charity finds the steps to heaven by keeping her eyes on the ground. HOLIDAYS arc KODAK DAYS. Christmas Cameras and Kodaks a most varied assortment of taking" instruments is shown in our new stock. Camera Customers are well cared for at tlm store Helps aud instructions are freely given at any time. Our cameras MUST take good pictures, if not, wo ex pect them returned. As usual, our prices are the lowest. Film cameras. $3 00 kind - our price only $rt 00 9 00 " . " . 7 (M) 12 00 44 - " " !) (mi 3i x3J cameras, only - - 03 4 x5 44 . . . 3 98 5x7 cameras and tho latest in folding cameras. Developing and printing outfits - 98o Printing frames, all sizes - 15c Developing trays, fiber - - 15c Sollo paper, per gross - - too Try our new "single toner" on Platinum paper. Just as easy to work as Sollo. Makes the iinest pictures. Get our prices on cards and plates. Corres pondence invited. Both I'hones. A. O. BEDFORD, Ionia, Mich. Two l'olntel Mutation Aimwereri. What is the use of making a better article than your competitor if you can not get a better price for it? Ans. As thero is no dltTerence in the price tho public will buy only tho better, so that while our profits may be smaller ou a single sale they will be much greater iu the aggregate. How can you get the public to know your mako is tho best? If both articles are brought promi nently before the public both are cer tain to bo tried and tho public will very quickly pass judgment on them and use only tho better one. This explains the large sale on Cham berlain's Cough Kemcdy. The people have been using it for years and have found that it can always bo depended upon. They may occasionally take up with some fashionablo novelty put forth with exaggerated claims, but aru certain to return to the one remedy that they know to be reliable, and for coughs, colds and croup there Is noth ing equal to Chamberlain's Cough Hemedy. For sale by Fisk Hangs. V v..'' i ' v.- : ;v -A " tr:- ",i-.5?6Ei.l V I -.V-' f LIVINGSTON HOTEL, GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. FIRST-CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT, THE ONLY HOTEL IN THE CITY WIT SUITABLE ARRANGEMENTS nb CON VENIENCES FOR LADIES. RATES: $2. WITH BATH S2.5C MEALS 50 CENTS. The Belding New Store ! JUST RECEIVED A NEW LOT OF OVERCOATS, THE FINEST IN THE CITY. $ 8 96 worth $17 OO 8 50 worth 12 OO 5 OO worth 8 OO I 99 worth 3 OO SIO OO worth SI8 OO 7 OO worth 10 OO 3 OO worth 5 OO Never snoh yree i O re rvoif.s mid otiorgoods, Speoii snlo an Shucs i'ortwo tree it m. I'ollaw tho crowef. 11.00 worth 18.00 9.00 worth 12.00 10.00 worth 15.00 50 Upward Men's Rubber lined Duck Coats 90c. Men's Heavy Kersey Pants, $ 1.25 worth $ 1.75 Men's Clay Worsted Suit, Men's Clay Worsted Suit, Men's Fine Melton Suit, Boys' Suits from - - Everything in the Clothing line cut to the quick. Largest Line 50c Caps in City for 25c, all styles Men's heavy fleece Underwear 21c worth 35c Men's heavy fleece Underwear 38c worth 50c Ladies' fleeced Underwear 18c worth 25c Ladies' fleeced Underwear 23c worth 30c Ladies' fleeced Underwear 25c worth 35c Ladies' fleeced Underwear 43c worth 50c Extra heavy Atlantic AC 6 l-2c worth 8c. Outing Flannel 6 l.-2c worth 10c 60c Dress Goods, black and colors, for 53 30c Brocades in colors for 43c 25c Henriettas in black and colors for 17c 30c Wool Novelties for 19c Men's 50c Jersey Overshirt for 29c Ladies' 50c Corset for 39c Ladies' 10c Black Hose for 7 l-2c Everything in our larjre htoek of goods out to tho very quick. We carry everything that would be found in a general store, such aa Men's and Hoys Sox and Rubbers, Men's I-Ylts aiil Arties, Ciloves, Mittens and Hats. Just received an elegant lino of LtwliV Morning Glory Wrappers, Hoods and Faelnators, Mittens and (lloves. Wo carry aline lino of Shoes. No shoddy st ii IT in our Mure. Never will thero be another such a chance to do your winter trading. Everybody come to the Cheapest Store on earth and give us a trial. A fine lot of Miauls and .Macintoshes to bo closed out at cost. Belding Cash Store, BOOTH'S, 2 doors West of Postoffice. BRIGKER S' BIG SALE ! The Climeuc Reached. 40 Days Time to Raise $1,900. Our bills all come due Jan. 1st. We must have t lie amount stated above by that time. We have a big stock to sell from and will make prices that will bring 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 Michigan 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. CLOTHING. ino hoys ovnncoATs Ann Overcoats 5 to 10 yrs, worth $2, for $ 99 Hoys' Overcoats, worth $3, for 1 50 " ' $4, for 2 00 M $4 to 6$, for 3 00 $5 to $7 ,for 4 00 $8 to $10, for 5 00 Reefers from $1.50 to $3.50. Youths' Overcoats from $2. 50 to $7. 30 for choice 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. $9.75 for choice Men's suits. This includes all HlackTmported Clay Worsted suits. . Odd Tants, Odd Vests, Hats, Caps, Underwear Neckwear, all go at same low prices. DRY GOODS Good Prints, per1 yd.. 2.c Hest Prints, per yd 3c Outing Flannels 4c, 5c to 10c Ginghams, apron check 4c JlhAXKHTS. Red and Hlue Hordcr grey bed blankets per pair at 45c White Blankets, fine quality 7$c Fancy Hlankets, fine quality 90c nnnss noons. Large line of those 36m all wool dress goods at 25c Hrocadcs, worth 15 to 1 8c for ....I2.c Plaids I2.jc to 45c Pattern Novelties from 40c to $1.00 per yard. UXDMtWlSAlt. The Hest Fleeced Lined Underwear ever sold at the. price 25c Kxtra Heavy Fleece at 47c ciiihititnx's cnoAns. Big Line, very latest styles, from !f 1.00 to $4. 50 LAIU$S SKIKTS. Ladies' Ready Made Dress Skirts from 95c to $3.50, black or colors. SIIOISS. 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 Slae.