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BOOKS AND HOLIDAY GOODS of JSvery Description. GIFT BOOKS In Morocco, Silk, Seal and Fancy Cloth Ulndln. Art Hooks, Illustrated books In sets, of standard Authors in Cloth and Leather Hinding, from two to twelve volume nets. JTJVElSrirjE BOOKS the Youiitf Folks uro well taken care of this season with charming books from tivo cent up. Our lino of the Knocw-about Club at JWo is very popular, and are- jjood Uoks for the Young Teopte. WHITE BOOKS , Our case are full of these dainty -renin of book binding. Christ mas Cards and llookleU. Our line Is large and prices astonishing. FOXJlsTTIN- FENS , , U! , n Glass Trays, Fancy Decorated (Jhnswaro. dlass Medallions in all sizes, St. Creeliu at 2oo to SSl.oU Hundreds of different kinds. FRAMED PICTURES Water Colors, Engravings. Very largo assortment. ery low prices. From up. BIBLES Wo wish to circulate the cood book a much as possible, and in or der to do ho have marked them very close. Focket Bibles from ike ui. Teachers' Uibles from fiOc up. Small Bibles with largo print. Teachers' liibks with large typ. Family Iiibles. For the Holidays we sell the cut Films can bo carried in Size 41x41. Price $-5.00. In Fancy Bottles. Our French Roses, Cuban Kosch, California Lilac are very popular. Perfume Atomizers, largo lino and the very best Atomizers made. TOILET SETS Manicuro Sets, Smoking Sets, Glove and Handkerchief Boxes. Necktie Boxes, Diaries for 1891), large assortment. Call and ex amine before purchasing. No trouble to show goods. CONNELL BROS,, HOOKS ELLKRS AND STATIONERS. mm von nvfpwwn " m y W UJ IUU 111 lULMJ 1U JJU 1 XI jj COAT. CAI'IS, MACKINTOSH, 1 WRAl'I'ISR, SHIRT WAIST, i SRIRT, UXD12RWISAR, IIOSIS, I CORS1VT, GLOVnS. MITTUSS, VARS, DR1SSS GOODS, i RlliliOSS, KACnS, MIIIIS, I aniens pur snrs, jj ISLAXRBTS OR i DRV GOODS Ol AX!' KIND t (j Come and see me and I will save you money. (j I C. G. O'BRYON. Grand Opening of the PENNY The public are cordially invited to attend the opening of our store on Saturday, Dec. 3. When we shall have on sale a full line of BAZAAR GOODS, NOTIONS, TINWARE, GLASSWARE, LACES, HANDKER CHIEFS and TOYS. We have the largest line of Toys for the little folks that was ever brought to the City of Belding. We have, in part Perambulators, Sleighs, Brooms, I)ut Pans, Hanks, Hureaus, Dressers, Wash Tub-, Wah Hoards, Magic Lanterns, Collar IJoxcs, Wooden Ware. Drums, Games, Dolls, Chain, Carts, "Wheelbarrow, Doll Cubs, Pianos, Iron Toys, Albums, Jewelry, A Pgw of Our 13nrrnin& : A'oton.s. Ladles Hat Pins, 3 for lc Finn per Paper lc Needles, per Paper lc 2 Papers Needles, Gold Lye 6c Carpet Tacks, per Pack lc 2 dozen Hooks and Eyes 2c 4 Bunches of Hair Pins 1; Lamp Wick, per yard 2c and :t: Shoe Strings, per pair lc Corset Strings lc Tlnwnrv. 1 Pint Cups lc 2 Quart Covered Pall 4e Pie Tins 2c, 4c and .rc CofTeo Pots up from 8c Tea Pots up from 8c This is only a few of the different bargains to be had at the Penny Store. A useful souvenir will be given to each lady on Saturday, our opening day. Remember the store and date of opening. Bring the Children. The store is a regular Children's Paradise. Respectfully,. A. Behrendt, PROPRIETOR OF PENNY STORE. Vive Camera. 24 Glass Plates or 72 H anu e.xjmseu vvummi rciuuutuK. STORE Deskb, Bed Steads, Mechanical Toys, Carpet Sweepers, Stoves, Trunks, Black Boards, Shoo Fly, Cribs, Flat Irons, CufT Boxes, Velocipedes, Rocking Chairs, Drawing Slates, Fine Stationery, For the larger folks, Lamps, Crockery. Fancy Glassware, Brushes of all kinds. Hobby Horses, Gloves Boxes, Steamers, No. 8 22c Milk Pans 2c, ."lc, 4c and Gc 10 Quart Flaring Pall.... 8c 10 Qu irt Galvani7.ed Pall Ifc Wash Boilers, Copper Bottom, .(wc up llnrgutns of till Rinds, 0 Tumblers for 10c Clothes Pins, per dozen lc 2.") Envelopes for 3c 24 bheets Writing Paper 3c Sanford's Ink, per bottle 3c Tablets up from two for lc Tissue Paper, any color, per bheet. .lc A tino Broom up from 10c A 10c Curry Comb for 5c Hand Brush 3c Tht Crowing of th Chrittmat Tret It grow in gludnetia, fair and green, A yrnbol of etcrnol hop; It whisper of the Great Unset u On wilderness and cheerless Blop. Tbe changing seusons couie and go, Yet always beautiful to see, In summer' heat or winter's snow, Appears the fadeless Christmas tree. The sparkling dew of summer fills Its verdant boughs with Jewel ruro, And winter hangs his Icicles Like dazzling diamonds there; The frost king decks it like a bride With wreaths of magic filigree, And fleecy snowdrifts often hide Tbe beauty of the Christmas tree. Tbe timid wild birds build their nests Within its shelter, free from four ; And in Us shade the squirrel rests, Nor dreams of danger drawing near; In happy days of early spring. When jocund nature thrills with glee, The robin and the bluebird sing Their sweetest in the Christmas tree. Hut half its charms do not appear In summer's dew or winter's rime, Until the season of the year That brings the huppy Christmas time. Abl then, indeed, it glows, it gleams With gems that sparkle joyously And realize the happy dreams Of childhood in the Christmas tree. Long may it grow I long may it sway O'er childhood's dreams, last everywhere, Till all the world keeps Christmas day And every heart is free from euro ! May ull its boughs with fadeless joys He tilled through all the years to be, For all the precious girls and boys Who cluster round the Christmas tree! John K. Unrrett, Mrs. Christmas It was in tho afternoon. Hih up in the mountains on the line of the Black Forest railway, is ono of those small cabins which at regular Intervals line tho side of all European railroads, housing those poorly paid men whose duty it is to inspect from time to time the roadbed for a certain distance aud warn passing trains of eventual danger. A door opened aod a woman's head ap peared, breaking the monotony of the snowy landscape. The head was quick ly withdrawn. Inside In the overheated room her husband, tho llagman, lay on his bed in a fever. It had attacked him suddenly, he knew not how, and now he wanted neither to hear nor see anything; only to sleep. His wife had brewed a hot tea for him and made him drink It. She was in hopes to rouse him by it, for little Jakob, their onlyjson, had been at her all day, saying: "Mother, dear, won't you go down to tho village and get me something for Christmas? See, the tree is already stuck in the pot, and all I need are apples and nuts and a big, big herzlebkuchen, (a largo frosted cake in the shape of a heart.) But whenever she put a warm wraj around herself and allowed tho boy to drag her to the door, a sudden fear for the loud breathing husband would seize her, and she would return to his bedside. Little Jakob finally broke out into bitter crying, that on this holy eve he was to have nothing but a bare tree, which seemed to him the greatest sor row that this world could hold. The mother, with a sudden Impulse, said to her husband: "In two hours I am back again. It Is Christmas eve,and no child ought to be allowed to go empty handed Don't you think I could get something for our little boy?" MYes. yes," he nodded in assent. "I am feeling a little dumpish yet. When I've had a sleep, I shall feel better." "Listen, Jakob." The mother then turned to the boy. "Watch closely When the hand of the clock shows minutes of G, you must wake up your father, get his Hag for him, and not stop until he is out there when tho train comes. Do you hear me? You must not let up until ho does it. I charge you with It." Jakob promised. "1 will not rest mother, but don't forget I need apples and nuts a plenty, and a great big herzlebkuchen." The woman was already battling out side with tho wind and snow, when the child's clear voice rang out after her "There must bo almonds in it. Good by mother, and give my best regards to the Christ Kindl, if you meet him on the way!" Then Jakob went to his tree, gazed on it rapturously, and from time to time clapped his hands, for In anticijia tlon ho alroady saw all the branches and twigs hung with apples and nut Though the mother could not return beforo 6 o'clock, and tho clcck was now striking only 4, Jakob neverthele.-s every little while wont out doors to see whether sho was not coming, returning every time with his head full of snow. Makes. Then he would plant hirnef with great conscientiousness In front of the old clock, watching the swinging of tho pendulum. At last. There was no mistake, tho hands pointed to where tho mother had shown him.. Jakob went to tho bedsido of his sleeping father, shook him by tho shoulders nnd cried into his eats, 'Ta ther, the train!" The man lay In a deep sleep. After drinking the tea a sweat had broken out, and a heavy dream seemed to op press him, for when the child bent over him he struck at him. Hut Jakob coull not be deterred. Ho knew what was u stake if his father missed his duty. llf got the flag and put it in his fathers hand. He dragged the heavy overcoat to tho bedside. Ho yelled, ho tuggol and pulled at the sleeping man but h vain. The train signal could now b.. heard outside. "Quick!" the boy cried. "The trait, lather! Get up! Listen, dear fatherl Do listen to me!" 'Yes, yes," tho man murmured. "I am there already." And he turned to tho wall again. "There Is nothing left but for me to go out," the hoy said to himself, "for somebody must bo out there." With quick decision ho slipped into his father's heavy overcoat, drew tho capo over his head and seized the Hag. Ho arrived juht in tho nick of timo at his post, for a few moments later tho train thundered by, tho grotesque little form. Tho snow had covered him from head to foot. With great seriousness he presented the flag, and tho rosy child face beamed most sweetly from under the snow-covered cap a storm wafted Santa Claus on a solitary night. As such he may have appeared to tho youthful lady who stood In the open window of a compartment car, gazing out into tho silent Christ ntght, for sud denly sho beckoned with her hand, and the next instant a heavy object camo flying from tho passing train right be fore Jakob's feet. He picked it up aud hurried into tho house with It. There, after dropping his father's heavy overcoat, ho hastened to the window to examine his present n tho bright moonlight. It was a small, tine purse. He opened it and found It almost lilled with bright uew silver coin. Jakob fairly screamed with de light. He never thought of a giver, for wasn't It Christmas? No wonder that presents fell from heaven. He commenced to cover the twigs of his little Christmas tree with the coins, which was no small trouble, for they would continually drop oft again, so that finally Jakob, quite exhausted, placed his head on his arms and fell asleep under his silver spangled tree. He did not hear when his mother re turned, covered with snow and panting from exertion as she entered the room. She first set down her basket and then hurried to her husband's bedside He was breathing evenly, and on the floor was his overcoat. He had been able to fulfill his duty. "God be praised" the womau murmured and turned to the window where tho tree was and her little boy wa? sitting motionless. Soft ly, on tiptoes, with the basket full of apples and nuts, the herzlebkuchen in her hand, she. stepped behind the child's chair. But what was that? Was the moon shining with extraordi nary brightness tonight that a silvery shimmer seemed to proceed from the tree as well as from the curly hair of sleeping Jakob? The woman brushed with her out-stretched hand over the head of the child and with a silvery tinkle little objects fell right and left to the tloor. "Great Heavens!" sho exclaimed, causing Jakob suddenly to start up. First he looked around some what scared, but then, hopping from one leg to tho other in exuberant joy, he exclaimed: "Yes, yes; everything belongs to me. Ixxk, just look, mother!" Tho woman lirstof all made a light. Her husband now woke up, too, leaping from his bed with both feet at once "Mv God," he said, "the train has passed! Of course you have been there, wife?" His wife turned deathly pale, have just returned," she gasped. out "But I was out there." chimed in Jakob. "When father didn't want to wake up at all, I just took the flag and the overcoat and did everything all right. Nobody knew mo, but tho Santa Claus threw a heap of money from heaven down to mo all new money." Feeling quite miserable yet from the spell of feu; he had just passed through, tho flagman, with trembling kness, al lowed himself to drop Into the nearest chair. "Have you really been out there?" ho Inquired. Of course. You can depend on it," Jakob assured him. The flagman's wife examined the purse and found in it a card, with tho inscription, "A Merry Christmas." It took a long time until they succeeded in spelling out the words. Finally she siid: "Oh, I knowl It means Frau NO CURE. NO PAY. If we can name ami locate your dis ease or weakness without asking you any questions, you should be convinced that we are special ists and can cure you. Yet, to fur ther j wve it we u ill guarantee a cine or no pay, and No Pay Asked Until Cured if you ueposii money in name as security. WP PIIRP Catarrh Aslnma Bronchitis, II L UUnL Rheumatism, Pimples, Cc- iiftl' zema, Scrofula, Ulcers. Tumors, Cancers, Ruptures. Varicocele, Epilepsy, Fits, Paraly sis, Heart. Lung, St in, Blood, Kidney, Blad der, Private Diseases, etc. No matter what your disease, or who has failed to cure you, consult us. Consultation free to those who want treatment. We can show hundreds of cures, many in our own county, who vou know. 0. A. MUNCH, M. I)., the Eminent Specialist can be consulted at the following hotel parlors. If impossible to see him. write, en closing two stamps, for information, etc., to Detroit Medical and Surgical lnstitute( 145 Pine St., Delroil, Mich. UnLLll I ILLL, ) lnriUy, lc. 14th. RFf.niNR ,,wfrl ,,H,. iriNIfl J Hftllej llon.e. IU11IJ1, i XHtunUr. Ic 17tli. JjInJIllflU, Montla, Deo. 19th. Marey (provincial German for Mary Christmas. God bless her! She must be a very kind hearted Udy!" ' "Very likely ho is Sunta Claus, mother," ventured Jakob as he sailed into his apples and nuts. The fastest flowing river in the world is the Sutlej, in British India, with a descent of twelve thousand feet in 180 miles. Despite the fragility with which their sex is credited, the number of British female centenarians greatly exceeds that of the men, 225 women out of every l.(M)0,(KK) reaching tho century mark, while only eight men out of tho samo number round out 100 years. The German Fire Deoartment "I have tho honor to announce, cap tain, that the lire N in the fourth story, and our ladders and hoM will reach only to tho second." "Indeed? Then we'll have to wait till tho tire gets down to the second." Fllegendo Blatter. If you want a first class job bring it to tho Bannek oiflce. ROYAL Neuralgia Cap A Marvelous Invention. A new, novel nl nVctivo cum for NKUKAIilA. INSOMNIA. HKAD ACUKS. D1ZZINKSS. HAY FliVKU. NKUVOUSNKSS. LOSS OF MKMOKV and all IIKAU TKOUHLKS. DISCARD ALL MEDICINES Which for ubove dlsoason ure not only injurious, but expensive, anil USK A KOYAL NKUftALUIA CA1, which Kivps you a six mouth's treatment and positive euro for only ON K DOLL A U. used by Men, Women and Children. Solb by Dealers or Kent by mail on re celptof price by THE ROYAL CO., '.8 Lafayette Ave.. DUTKOIT, MICH. AGF.NTS IN HKLDINO HOLMES BROS. Four Loop HOOKS EYES. Sew Through the Four Loops. PRACTICAL, SENSIBLE Thoy Stay lloukvd. Ao bulling L.OOSO. A"o Gapping. L,onvo Snrfnvo Pint. HANDSOME and NEAT. Kalamazoo Corset Co., SOLE AOENTS, Kalamazoo, Michigan, SOLI) iiV.. ri. J. LEONARD. THE CITY w ( Large and Elegant Assortment of New Shoes now coming in. The Latest in Styles, the Best in Quality and the Lowest in Price. This is what we aim to give yon. Come and see ns before yon buy. The City Shoe Store E. R.. Spencer, Prop'r. FOR THE FALL TRADE GXSGXDOGXSGXD Good Xlea&s Me You Healthy I GXDO0OO0OO I tan hcttvr propnrvil thnn 'over ttt i'tivnlsh tho finest cuts of liccf, I'ttrlc, Mutton, A-o. Or dors fur nil kinds of Mvnts ftimlsluul promptly. Snusngv n povlnlty. Wntt for thv Wagon whtuli will be driven hv lfred McSltt. lnuigestion-Dyspepsia. KcMilt of the w Cure fur Indigestion and Ncrrou Dfonensia. Drake'ri DvtCLtiu Cure and Nerve Restorer, a well-prlntf of life, la pour- y tntf into thousands of homes today j! stubborn eahcrt that have bullied '"c)V- Other remedies yield to tho eOicacy of ; this marvelous treatment, and perraa- neut cures are the Uevilablo results '; from its ue. For alu by Fiek llana. A book on titomaeh and nerve trou- bles, their symptoms aud cure, will bo given free lor tho afkinjr at above- . mentioned drug btore. Uead follow- T inr statement: , "To Whom It Mav Concern : To those suffer- itK from Ktomuch und nerve troubles 1 wl-n to ( recommend Drake's Iyhpcia Cure and Nerve Hestorer. About !iu years uko 1 be?un to be t troubled with my stomach. It Rradually rew worse, even under treatment, until It became difllcult for me to eat any kind of food with comfort. For the paxt live years I have beea"( uuic iu m uiiu vimj moo iooi ii iiie Miuyiesi nature long enough to digest It. Seldom during this time have I enjoyed sleep throughout the entire night and usually have been obliKed to leave my bid in consequence of my stomach nnd nervo troubles. My bowels were very much rt laxed, said to be due to inflammation of tllli Iri'llilirilm lif tlin lnli..tlnuu I u nu In.utoil by physicians and tried nearly every known V remedy recommended for my troubles with no L hl-tlll.r I,..,,.. lit ,i.l ........ x..,..,.. V rary relief. On the Mh day of January, ', I purchased a package of Drake's Dyspepsia Cure and Ne ve Uotorer, ami I wish every Dyspeptic knew how much 1 have improved from its use. My food does not distress me as U did. and I have iio tronole in retaining It. I sleep well and feel refreshed therefrom, and. although I have used only one package of the medicine, I can safely ay that I am 75 per cent, be tter than 1 have been during the past HO years. "Yours respectfully, Mhs.Oidkon SrouitAltn. Litchlield, Mich., Jan. 24, lel'K..' HYACINTH REMEDIES A complete uml Pel feet Sys- m of Hi me 1C nied e tor st., IMioit, Mich. 'Iry No. 1 for Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever and ml Sore Throats; No. 11 for Fevers: iS. 4 for Colic ami Teething of Hablcs; N8 for Indigestion; No. y for Hilioiisiiess, Cos tivein ss, etc; No. l i for Ctoup; No. 18 for I ii Hut nz.i, (irippe and Catarrh; No. UO for Female-; No. li'i for Rheumatism; No. 23 for Debility; No. i0 for Plies; No. P. a for Asthma and I.o-s of Voice; No. .'U for Insomnia; No. :?5 for Ncuralla of th. Heart, Cm-st, etc. On sale at y) Wilcox st., Detroit, and Connell Bros., Betdlngr, MJch. Our Treatment for Appendicitis is Specific Ami will cure ." per cent, of 'such eases, with out the knift! for which there is such a fatal mania now. Our treatment taken for a month b fore confinement renders LABOR KASV ami SPKF.DY. Hniuiruls have used it with perfect sati.-faction. SPECIAL ATTENTION irivrn to the treat ment of NERVOUS PROSTRATION and all CHRONIC. SURGICAL and difficult cae of disease. $3 for one months tr itmen. Call or write Hyacinth Medical Co., y) Wilcox st., I)t troit, Mich. iir. J. U. I'UIh, Mai tent iJroclor. foiir Fall Stock ! of the following floods has arrived. Chinese (flattings, a Ure usortment. Injrain Carpets, by the roll. A larger stock than ver kept before. We also huve a line of Tapestry Curtains. These goods are new and attractive. Wilson Ji Jiedly Svary v?'omaa j rVU 5l A nbla monthly regulating 'j&F 8 medicine. .... jrt t v j "? r rsr- a i ic ur, runu 9 PENNYROYAL PILLS, Are prompt, p ifc rin.i ( crr!n in result. Tbe frno JneIr. i-enfr? t. itnpoirit. snt auywlUB 114)0. liuu Mjc.lub Cu . CU eUad, O. Sold by Connell llros., Durpgists. Heldinjr. Tho Banner and Detroit Weekly' Tribune one, .year for SI .-40. SHOE STORE XVirrr''t f ninnies, l laveiets and others. WVD5: 5 untl rOceiits a bottle. Your, w in' ,,0"k of 7 P'W, by mail, P523ri l- A'cnts whim ii; write ll)a H&tpJ einth M. l,eul ( , tut Wilcox mm W. L. HALL.