BOOKS AND HOLIDAY GOODS
of JSvery Description.
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.
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.
Water Colors, Engravings. Very largo assortment. ery low
prices. From up.
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.
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.
HOOKS ELLKRS AND STATIONERS.
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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
(j Come and see me and I will save you money.
I C. G. O'BRYON.
Grand Opening of the
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
A Pgw of Our 13nrrnin& :
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
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.
PROPRIETOR OF PENNY STORE.
Vive Camera. 24 Glass Plates or 72
H anu e.xjmseu vvummi rciuuutuK.
For the larger folks,
Brushes of all kinds.
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,
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
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
Jakob promised. "1 will not rest
mother, but don't forget I need apples
and nuts a plenty, and a great big
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
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..
"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,
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
His wife turned deathly pale,
have just returned," she gasped.
"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
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-
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,
Detroit Medical and Surgical
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
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."
If you want a first class job bring it
to tho Bannek oiflce.
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
Thoy Stay lloukvd.
Ao bulling L.OOSO.
L,onvo Snrfnvo Pint.
HANDSOME and NEAT.
Kalamazoo Corset Co.,
ri. J. LEONARD.
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
Good Xlea&s Me You Healthy I
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.
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..'
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.
a Ure usortment.
by the roll. A larger stock than ver
kept before. We also huve a line of
These goods are new and attractive.
Wilson Ji Jiedly
j rVU 5l A nbla monthly regulating
'j&F 8 medicine.
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ur, runu 9
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.
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
W. L. HALL.
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