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The Story of liiir uf the Survivors of Slviiiuahlp lohrKMU. Among the survivor suf the steamship Moheguu, that went iluwu off the south west iHMHt of Kngland, was a beautiful Auuriiau Ionian, Mrs. Amelia Cornp Y " v.'oJumbus, tiu., who is li kiiowh in Chicago society. Mrs Swiff'y IS.. I... i . . . " -.... ,llo iiem iuji or romance hum was very nearly ended by this trag eily of tho sea. Shu is thm i;rrut. daughter of Governor Isaao .Shelby, the Kuvi ruor or Kentucky, and a cousin of (general Joe Shelby, tho hero of the .uejucan war. lhr grandmother, Mrs. Mary fehelby, whoso guest she has oftou been and whom bhe expected to visit this winter, lives at 2034 Indiana ave nue in this city. Mrs. Swift had been married Lut a few years when her hus band, William A. Swift, died, and a week later death also took her baby daughter The weight of this sorrow Kreat that she took up the study or bhako.spt,ajo and worked hard to for- FACTS N A FLVJ i i m r How To Find Out. I" ill a bottle or common gin- with your water and let it stand twenty-four hour: a sediment or settling indicates an unhealthy condition of tho kidney If it stains your linen it is evidence of kidney trouble: too frequent desire, to pass it or pain in the back is also con vineing proof that tho kidneys and Madder are out of order. What To Do. There is comfort in the knowledge so often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer Mvamp-uoot, tin? great kidney reined y, ful tills every wish in curing rheuma tlsin, pain in back, k idneys, iiver. Mad i i : . f . . uer ami every pari oi me urinary pas sages. It corrects inability to hold water and scalding pain in passing it, .or bad ellects following use of liquor, wiiii) or Ik er, and .ov ercomes that un pleasant necessity of being- compelled iu o oiii-u j u i i ii lt me iay, ana gel up many times during tlie night. The mild and the extraordinary effect of Swiimp-Koot is soon realized. Itftatids tho highest for its wonderful cures of the most distressing eases. If you need a medicine you should have the best. At druggists fifty cents or one dollar V 1 i i . . i i on may nave a sampio uouie and a book that tells more about it, both sent absolutely free by mail, if you send your address to Dr. Kilmer V Co mngiinnipton, A. . When writing no sure and mention that you read this generous offer in the IJr.LlUNts Han SY.M. Insure in the Old Reliable WAGNER AGENCY umee in tin- new li. Mni;' bloi-k eorner of Main and J truli,-street, ltt.'iuiuy. I-irc fisiininccMi Sfiei'ul yon Cf v tual I 'm in Jrtiort'y. ADAM "VVAGNBR.. WW i A.N l r.l-llusi,iru', ener-etic at'ent, either t man or woman, in every town and county in i n e i u ii en Nines arm our k'o1 i sthenics, no straight, honor, ible. furnish b'si of bank ininla, to introduce . no t;ifts. no humbugs; -'it i mute business; we lei ent '' : send for oin- wholesale priee list and full ijaitieuhir lean Tea Co., Detroit, Mich. Amer- MRS. AMKI.IA roMi'ToV SWIFT. 4. t . fettut-r ner ami e 'an occunatinii for her life. Whil.. ... chicat'oa v:ir a;o Airs. Swift lean l.foin .Mrs Mil. wnnl A1...... ...I I...- - .-... ouiiiiin, mii iiuvi-en ner to en upon me Mape and devotn hem lf to le- Kitimate drama, hut this she was? averse to uudertaluiiL'. Her leadings, uiven in mo (li a wm rooms of fashionable friends in JJostou, were enthusiastically re ceived, and in London, whern nh went a little later, t-he responded to invita tion to read and met with flattering success. At the end of several mouths' travel in himland .Mrs. Swift started on her homeward voyage Oct. 13. when the shocking disaster occurred which result ed in tho loss of (58 lives. Tho romance of her early life is continued in her widowhood, for she was miraculously saved by a noted physician of London. who was a warm friend and admirer and who lost his own life in saving hers. Airs. Swift fullered severe bodily iniurv and extreme nervous shock ana will be obliged to remain in Loudon for a time. She will be tn rtained by Chicago rela tives and friends as soon as she is able to make the return journey. Uhicairo Times-Hera Id. LIVINGSTON HOTEL, GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. VIRST-CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT. THE ONLY HOTEL IN THE CITY WIT SUITABLE ARRANGEMENTS CON VENIENCES FOR LADIES. ATES: $2. WITH DATH S2.5C MEALS 50 CENTS. m a TfnneMef (HrV War Souvenir. n-i... rrv ; i ...... . xue iciiiH'M.'-ee inns' ueiier society has issued a war souvenir . ditim-r,f the Kitoxvil'e Journal Tribune. The editor m chief was Matnrette Elizabeth Chapman, of Knoxvillc, and hhe w amy assisted ny ladies lepresditiuc the relict societies of Atlanta, Chattanooua and Nashville. Ine.' SIcmIuu Campbell was business manager, and if it sold every win-ru as it did on the fetreets of Chattanooga where lovely vouul; la dies htood by dry tfnods boxes at tho eu trance to hudinu uteres and disposed of tnemrapKiiy the K'trls must have made a lotof money for their beneficent work The paper ( ntains pages, hundreds of pictures, and much matter that will be read with interest by all, and most especially bv the friends and admirers of the pltuky girls that compose the war relief societies of tho south. Wo man's Tribuio. The Leading Specialists cf America 20 Years In Detroit. 250,000 Cured. VECURESTRICTURE ' -f m-rvoiH (b lillii H 'ITKi:. Jni, t let yell, by euttint'. you. 1 lii-i ill no jA turn. Our . '. I A Ml-; XT Im..iI.h I hiii.-au N .f y.iiinK a:;-1 m i (.1 ! ae, nn-ii are t tun hl' d w i; li t lo- ili-.-n-e many unconsciously. '1 In v may lime n Miiart iiikf si-n-ati-.u, mil ill. tii-!ii.K ftn-iiin. jrm rii.il . . ill i mik MliniH lllllf", Il'lll. Ill" I 'A ihiiroii .! ittn-ii It p in .-..nil, ,..i.,.;.,.. .....I M irfc'!iii, emi-' iTi, and ad tlu fynlpt. iim r mtvoih tb-bilily they hai' Sl'IMC J i " t let ilm-iur-t -.K i iuient on trefeliinif, or tcnriiiK t rare ymi, im it w ill re- .M1II HMD Ut MAT- the slrietnrr ti..ni- hence iciiiovr-tii'!.-t net uio reiiiiiinently. It can iieu'r o -oun. No ruin, no Mitl'-r-iii'. no detent ion trniu lui-iin by our met limb '1 lii'seii 'ilir iii-iircstri nrtli -ened. Th" iierey are in i.'oratt'l. uml tho bliss of M.'iuhm.il teiurii'. WECURE GLEET Thousan.l-4 of y..mi .-m I mi. Idle ure. men nro luuinjr t'u ir m-vmhI itr r and Mtnlity o.intinurdlv mii-jk-iI by thi- ilis-en-e. J'liey a re I , i ( i-n ' ly tincniiseii.im 'f lli r:ni-f i.f t !,e: n , no Ii.tih. (li need Weak'tes-. I nnitii:: ! Jm-i-Ii-ii 1'nil- Init laiihood, Nervoioiie--, J',.,,r .Mem ory, Irritability, nt !imi ,siu.utiii Sen- s.tt lull. Stinhi M J,i--. v,it! dmk viO'le", Wcilk P;iek, to-Ii-i,i f loprc ;i"tl, l.m-k uf Am'iitii.'i. Viiii '.ir-i le, shrunk" n I'art-. te. ; f -i: j ; r m, i run 1 1 1:1; lieiv he tin? cii.. I) ,n t eoii.-uit f'limilv h.Ctur-, IM tliey hue n-. experience in Ihese .i:i'ia I ..'net! e--iont allow (,u:if-k-to t- peri no i.t i.;i ymi. ron-ult Jspfi -iali I-'. wliohaOln:i left I if. ft ml v of ll-'e:i.-e-ii,t .Ali n ,p l V oliieti. Our N KW .MKI'IIMI TKKA f.M I' will posi tiMly euro ymi. One T 1i u -n rol 12I:i rs for ii i .on vo nee. pt f..r treatment rtn l e iiit-n; euri . i'ei tas mo.i rati! toriieiire, CURES GUARANTEED We trenr nul euro: lf ISSIOVS, v aiuci 'I I.i;, v imi I his, ;i,ki;t. SITilTI'l:r, IMI'iiTl-N'fV. si: ki;t lUl.MN'S. I NX A II i:.h l 1 1 . A 1 ; i - i;s. kiim:v mei i:hihi;ii tn-.a..... fMNSfl.TATIoN IKKi:. llooKS If unil.lc to eall, writo f..r id i:riox ijlank fur iiomi; iu;at.mi:nt. PaU and IiilerrndtiK." Von must h "jiale and interesting during tne n iijiuk winter if you wish to be Mvell. Tho buxom, rosy cheeked girl is puKsiiK away with tho summer, and in her p u o wh will have the tden der and pal- faced maiden with only two "ripe iid lip" and "luminouH eyes to relitvo the almost unnatural pallor of herf.ice. Jiether it in because she wishes to show her syaj athy for her sweetheart or brother wh has just returned from the war, all fale and thin, by becoming paie and thin herself is not known. Miince to itav that the swell girl has lelt oil mertly touching tho roue paw to her face," ;,nd already wo k-h the uew oeauiy1)H jialt, UIlf interesting creature aud ho is irresistible. New York Herald. is Kennedy Kergam Cor. KicftUza Ave. and ShelLySt. DCTROIT, M"3H. I ooirtMfdlcliial Virlop. It is the bejef of many that on the table thero arJ(ar remedies for almost everydisea.se. Hence it is frequently urged that crjjhcrries be eaten for ma laria, radifhetnd yellow turnips for gravel, onions,,,,! horse radish to relieve dropsical swelling, etc. As n matter of fact thero is i;,t a food that possesses enough niedich.il virtue to warrant it? use as a remedr. Moreover, this popu lar delusion otht to be dispelled, be cause by too frt, indulgence in any one food, which tt, notion would encour age, the eypteu ,ight be seriously dis ordered. 13ott Journal. To I'VB,eIl enrprta. The woman 10 uus ptraw mat tings on her fle iUco early J-pring and is only now banning to put down fome of her carpeti earned a new wrinkle concerning theafter the other day. Tho carpet mm )IVT: "When your clean car,t j (iow, Ktt some naphtha, put i j a watering can and fprinkle yotr carpet with it quite thoroughly. Tl.u 8Weop it to bring up the nap, and ynWill l snrnrised to find what a bri t fresu looking carpet you nave. js Yotk Times. Uruguay na determined to detptu f li harbor at Montevideo. The 15 ctdonies under French rat have a population of 51, CIS, 427. Zurich is the great distributing poiri in Switzerland for American import v. Tho forests of lielgiuiu comprise 16.6 per cent of the total urea of that oocni try. Lichens have been found growing oi tho Himalayas at un elevation of 17,001 feet. Canada exports to England 90 pel cent of all tho cheese manufacture there. "I am one of those who think th( joss or a taituiui servant tne loss oi a' friend," is a recently reported saying of Queen Victoria. The fellah prefers the ancient plow and also tlu morag, or hay cutter, but he does like the modem steam pump for lifting water. Probably tho oldest operative treaty is the concordat of Horns, which has governed tho relations of the Catholic church in Germany since 1122. Tho house of Capet has the longest unbroken succession in the male line from Hugh Capet, king of France in 987, to Louis Philippe's abdication in 1848. Frederick tho Great composed the "Marche Jteal," the national anthem or bpain, and Pedro I of Brazil the "Hymno Comtitutioual," the national air of Portugal. Motor wagons for delivering mails are the latest thing in Kngland, and are proving so successful that the experi rnent is to be continued on a largo scale both in London and in the provincial towns. m.. iij . . . ... j.o nance urrcnuanco" is an expres Hon borrowed from tho mcclhvval cus loin wtucn compelled the bride at a wedding to dance with whomsoever ask ed her. No matter how low tho condi tiou or how objectionable tho person, the bride could not refuse. Ihe universally popular cult of the cycle has received a check in one part oi the world. Ihe emperor of Morocco, wno only u short time ago purchased a luxurious cycle wheeled cab from one of the largest manufacturers, has now forbidden tho use of tho cyclo in his domains. rri . i.. i xueuit-TN in c pa in nave no pro grammes. . iuji m the lobby some times gives the cast, but most of the actors remain unknown by name. Tht curtain is devoted to advertisements, and in Madrid theaters advertising cards are alhxed with tho numbers on the back of each seat. The Turkish government has adopted tho Bert il Ion system of measuring an a means of identifying criminals. (Quar ters for carrying it into operation have been mado ready in the pri.M n of .k'tam boul, and at the government n ctu st a French functionary was s nt o satin system into operation. i . Careful weighing shown that an ordit nary bee, not loaded, weighs the lire thousandth part of a pound, so that it takes fiUUU-Uert to nrako aTmimr lint the loaded bee, when ho comes in fresh irom the lields and flowers, freighted with honey or bee, brond, often weighs nearly three times more. ireen stones are said to head the list of lashionable jewels this season. Em eralds have the lead, but the revival of interest in green stones has prominent ly brought forward tho peridot, which is really the Indian chrysolite, and is a clear, deep leaf green in color, showing aimo.st yellow beside the emerald, which is bluish in tone. cpaniMi gaueou with a cargo of $1 1 ,000,000 and as many bars of gold was wrecked on the beach at Gunwal loe, in the J.izard district of Cornwall, more than 20 yeais ago. Dollars are frequently washed up on tho sands. lielston, an English iron founder, has just organized a company to exDloit inese buried riches. PEOPLE CF THE DAY. The speech of Lo;d .Salisbury at the .eni banquet given by th.- lord mayor i ionium was m.t satisfying as a state mm or the government's position and probable course in the trouble with rranco and related matters. Tho ap Tliiri.iO . a .i ...... . r-.v.4 humous or me liritisn prime ""umiei on that occasion were a sur jim as well ns disappointment to the nngiub people. His claim that the Fa BUUU incident had been closed and pwice assured in tho faco of the general Knowledge that England was contin "'"ii preparations for war has created Mm -4 M .r Tv . - V u tit M T. If? 1W4 AT- IW . ft I 'A 1 k. i.oi:i sAi.isnt;nr. the impression that the premier was not -aking his countrymen into his conti Jenco. A British protectorate over Egypt is a transamination of the dilliculty with France hoped f-r by Englishmen gen wally, and consequently the statement f Nilisbury that everything in that di rection was satisfactory so long as Trance didn't disturb tho present situa tion was a disappointment. Though much that Lord Salisbury sud was vague and apparently lacking indecision, no ono doubts that ho has his: customary linn grip upon a policy toko pursued by his government, though he Isn't talking about it to the public. The Empress of Germany. The empress of Germany loses no op portunity of doing little kindnesses" wherever she goes. A very pretty story is told of her recent visit to Westnhalia during the maneuvers. In n village close to the imperial headquarters the widow of a captain in the merchant sprvico oc cupies a small room, hhe is invalided. 1 ... . i . . . u,""'i''ii nun very oin, out ner one great wish was to sen the empress drive past the carpenter's cottage where ihe lies on her little bed. Some kind soul had suggested to tho empress' chamberlain that it would l-o a great kindness if the imperial carriage would bo allowed to drive slowly when passing the invalid! window. Ihe request came to tho em- presi. ears, ami in her kindness of henrt she left her carriage, paid a long visit to the sickroom and lelt the lonely snf- ierer rn a statu or happiness greater than words can tell. Westminster Gazette. Two Lions. There are t wo lioua" in IiuiiHuanolis -- present day. Ono is Ben- fr'i.Vvv - h xjjresident; the inkier walksdown the street courteous ly mowing to acquaintances. Seldom does ho ttop to talk to a friend. The poet is more democratic, for he will heave to" in his easy saunter at any ume to lalk to an idd friend. Along toward 4 o'clock in the after noon liiley drifts down town, and after he has talked with some ono for a few minutes a smile conn s to the face of the friend, for Eih yhas surely said some thing very quaint. His humor comes into his eveiyduy speech very much as it does in his verses in a strikingly origi nal vein. IS- Santa Glaus' Neadqoartera FOR THE LARGEST LINE OF l Holiday Goods j EVER SHOWN IN BELDING. All Kinds of Toys, Dolls, Books and Games, Sleighs for the Girls, Coasters for the Boys, Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets, Fine China, Crockery of all kinds, Lamps, Silver Knives, Forks, Spoons, (That we Cuiiriuuee) Silver Novelties of all kinds, Beautiful Celluloid Goods. We thiuth you fur tin life utul invitt prujtnrvtl to scrix' piint six vottrs of tmtron- yoi fo eono ;ioij us vc ttro bettor you thnii over bo faro. Wkst Main stkkkt, Deldixci, Mich. W. A. CHAVE. That Old. 9 Puzzling Question IS UP AGAIN--" WHAT SHALL I BUY FOR PRESENTS?" Read the Answer - In Our Windows. Good Perfumery always acceptable, appropriate, sensible. New and delicate Odors made by Rieger, the California perfumer, and Seely, of Detroit, Mich. Call and see our line. FISK BANGS, Druggist. If you want a !Ist ciftss j0, j,rjnk, jt to tho Banner mCOt The experiment of raising soear cun in Delaware has heen tried by Dr. Ar thur T. Nealo of the Delaware college experimental station. It is said that the sugar from cune growri in Delaware will yield 3,200 pounds of the refined product to tho acre, compared with 5i,h00 pounds, tho best results frnm beets in California. The commissioner general of the Paris exposition has signed a contract with tho French railway. companies whereby good.- intended as exhibits will be car ried to l'aris terminal at u reduction of '5 per cent on existing general and SDe cjui raies. j reduction or 7fi t..r will bo allowed on these rates for the return transportation. Jving street, Westminster, savs the London Mail, is in processor demolition IT 1 ... I xieiu uweii many notable personages, including Oliver Cromwell, the Karl of Dorset, .Sir Thomas Kuyvett (principal ly ramous ior tho capture of (Juv Fawkes), Thomas Carew, poet and cour tier, tho second Lord i'orth. and many otuers equally faunlmr to Mtudnnt nf Lnglish history. An hnglish topographical novelty is map stamped m tinned steel rdate, Ihe hrst experiment is a raised man of ionuon and vicinity. rcDrcsentiuu nhnnt JO stjuaro miles, on a horizontal scale of an inch to u mile and a vertical scale of an inch to 1,000 feet, such a map be ing sold lor la shillings. Tho surface. showing all natural undulations, ia uameled in colors. In Cyrano's "history" there is much peculation and theorizing concerning the various solar systems Ptolemaic, (iasx ndhwi, Coperuican, Cartesian with some highly original "guesses at truth," as this of a venerable divine: "I imagine that tho earth turns, not by the reasons of Copernicus, but because hell lire, lying at the center of th earth, drives by the ardor of its heat the damned against tho vault, aud this acts upon tho glube as a dog inclosed in a wheel turns it by his motion." Annual Clearing Sale! Commencing Dec. 8 A Modest Heroine. The devotion of Mmo. Dreyfus to her I 1 . . . . exueu oust and is ono of the incidents of an age of hurry and hardness that touches our better natures, siucb faith supported by tho unceasing work per formed by this noble woman, has won for her the respect and nd mir.it inn nf the wholo world. And with it all she is tne imidest heroine, .shrinking from the Ve wjl Sp M 11 TRI UFP) M-iU if 1 - iU l n- notoriety inevitable in men cases. Since WlllSfll dll I KLMiWLU ttdtS dt 1"2 tlie Regular Price. a revision of her husli.ind'n trinl he All Hl nrs :ind Vvn Lrnur Hitc rnl.r i rr, i. -- w . . Ml j f, waw.il, some of these cost us $1.29, and for real cheap hats we have four dozen sailors, etc. that we will sell tor lOc each. A nice trimmed hat for 7r. n.lw fnr crv l.i Un., K. , 4.,.. 4 1, . 1 L I.'.. . nave v Kti me ucm line mmm T we in the city to se lect from, and at these prices it will pay you to inspect our goods before buying. Tlaoso TPrioes are STPOT CASH. REED & HOLDEN. Foreclosure Sale The Large Stock of G. W. FRENCH Must be sold WITHIN TlIK XKXT TWENTY DA nA. less of cost, to satisfy mortgage. This is the largest and most complete stock in Ionia, consisting of Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Havvkes Cut Class Rogers' Silverware, Optical Goods, Pianos, Organs, Mandolins, Guitars, Banjos, Violins, and small Musical merchandise, Sheet Music, Etc. . MMK. UKKVU S. been granted she has withdrawn herself as much as possible from public notice aim wiin ner children in a shaded nnnk in tne environs of Paris awaits miieflv and hopefully the final deeisinn Tn I.J . " t't.' I. . 'II ... r ... prnmuK oi hcr husband's easn Klm men win invoice over Z),voo, irom w nch must W rr.i 7...I shows no anger, ami expresses the hopo that there may be no painful disclosures impiicauag others, especially those in power. All have tho gift of speech, hut few aro possessed of wisdom. Cato. $4,300, to satisfy mortgage. Stock must be sold REGARDLESS OF COST. GkKAT REDUCTIONS ranging from 25 to co per cent, discnimf and many goods go at LESS THAN HALE PRICE. This stock includes the Crown Tiano, the piano of manv tnno which has no equal; also the Kingsbury Pianos, and Chicago Cnt- break ney ground with her lrush nnd age Organs, on which you can save from $40 to $100. pencil, for a , V( rv nun known. .! . . ' . an atimirsbio artist. 1 his bale commences baturday mornine. Dec i The worst failure is tho failure to do Qt 9 Clck' The Stanleys. Mr. anl Mr9. n,nrr t to pay ayi.wjt to liho.hsia where Mr ..111 Maniey are this winter, bo able to un; iortfrnxoc.