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THE BELMKtt BANNER
WHAT IS GOING ON. Tbuniduy, February tt. 6 p. m. 1. O. Forester. tfWp. xa.-Wblst Club. Frlt.4y, fr'vbruary lu. 8 p. m.-U. of 11. itlurilMjr, February 11. 8 p. in.-L. O. T. M. JluniUr, February 13. 8:00 p. m. M. W. of A. Tuenday, February 14. 7:30 p. m. I. O. U. F. 7:30 p. m.- Eastern Star. BUSINESS LOCALS. FOR Sale: A cheap work horse. Inquire of J. 11 In&ley. MEN WANTED. 100 wood choppers wanted at ooco. Apply ut otlko. Belding-IIall Mfq. Co. Busy Ceo Cough Honey will easo your cough aj, ouce. 10 and 25 coots at Benedict's. Ueleu A. Newman will 60on take a vacation but before bhe yoes will bell her millinery very cheap. To insure a happy new year, keep tho liver clear and the body vigorous by using DoWitt'B Llttlo Early Kisers, the liimoui little pills for constipation and liver troubles. Wt 1. Benedict. Paul Perry, of Columbus, Ga., suf fercd aony lor thirty yearn, and then cured his piles by using DaVVitt's Witch Hazel Salve. It heals injuries and skin diseases like magic. W. 1. Benedict. VOICE CULTURE. Miss Beatrice Hamper, teacher of voice cultt.ro. Studio at Mrs. Fred Smith's Tuesdays and Saturdays. Mr. S. A. Fielder, editor of the Mi canopy (Fla.) Hustler, with his wife and children, buffered terribly from la grippe. Ono Minute Cough. Cure wa9 the only remedy that helped thum. It acted quickly. Thousands of others use this remedy as a specific for la grippe, and its exhausting after effects. Never "fails. W. I. Benedict. Consumption Cure Warner's White Wine of Tar Syrup, the best cough rem edy on earth, cures a cold in one day if taken iti time. HO and 5J cents Old fashions in dress may be rovived but no old-fas-hioned medicine can re place Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. Fpr sale by Fiek Bangs, druggist. Don't get scared when your heart troubles you. Most likely you suffer from indigestion. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what you eat. It will cu.-e every form of dyspepsia. W. I. Benedict. 1 lie Apjetlt of :t io.it 4 Is envied by all poor dyspeptics whose stomach and liver are out of order. All such tbould know that Dr. King's New Life Pills, tho wonderful stomach and liver remedy, gives a splendid appetite, sound digestion and a regular bodily babil that insures perfect health and great energy. Only 2 cents at Fisk Bangs' and Connell Bros' drug stores. MUSIC TEACHING. Miss Helen Baker, teacher of instru mental music, both piano and organ, will be at the home of Adam Wagner, on Friday and Saturday of each week to give instruction. The sraalle.-t things may exert tho greatest influence DeWitt's Little Early Risers are unequalled for over coming constipation and liver troubles. Small pill, best pill, safe pill. W. I. Benedict. Horrible agony is caused by piles, burns and skin diseases. These are Immediately relieved and quickly cured by DeWilt s Witch Hazel Salve. Be ware of worthless imitations. W. I. Benedict. HOUSES FOR SALE. One brick and three frame dwelling houses all within the city limits. Will be told at a considerable reduction in price and reasonable time allowed for the payment. Apply to William Pick ering. Ollice at tho Commercial Bank. Food does more harm than good when not digested. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what you cat. It prevents wasting diseases and cures stomach troubles. It cures indigestion, sour stomach and belching, and allows a wornout stomach rest. It acts instant ly. W. I. Benedict. La Grippo is again epidemic. Every precaution should bo taken to avoid it. Its specilie euro is One Minute Cough Cure. A. J. Sheperd, publisher Agri cultural Journal und Advertiser,Elden, Mo., says: "No ono will be disappointed in using Ono Minute Cough Cure, for la grippe." Pleasant to take; quick to act. W. I. Benedict. The Best Cough Remedy on Earth Warner's W hite Wine of Tar Sjrup, Consumption Cure, cures a cold in 4 hours li taken in time and docs not stop a cough in one minute by paralyz ing the throat, but it cures the dle and leaves the throat and lungs healthy and strong. 2" ami 50 cents. To Cure a Cnlil In On I:y. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab lets. All Druggists refund the money If it falls to cure. 25 cents. Hi:i.llN(l MAHKHTS. Uki.dino, Jan. 6, 1899. Flour, r cwt. Retail ... 2 00 ' cwt. rstli'nt 20 Corn Meal, cwt 1 mi " " ) tor 20 00 Feed. cwt thoD 00 Vton... 18 1)0 Hran, ton 18 (0 Mtildllnp-, V ton 18 Mi Wheat, re.l per bu t7 " white y du n Hyo, f bu M Corn, V bu old 40 Oat, bit new & 30 Hay, tJton 7 mi Applt. y bl 3 OOi 2 u) rotator. Hi 3d Itcttni V hu 'i-7 crop ?0r M) Ileans V b u. VScrop 70yi W Hutu r, x ? 46 IS F.rtrs. W tloz S hnirp. N lb . I,arl. V tt 7G, 08 Chicken, pr1nir. V " .Culcju-na.-old. V B WO 05 Veal, W cwt., drtSKed H 1 00 1$ cwt., live 4 OO-.ft S Oil llecf, r cvt.Uvc weight 3 00. e 4 0 V cwt.drcmcd Oift (J SO Fork, cwtdresied 4 OOtf 4 60 44alt l'ork Mutton, dresfd, 7 00 Land IMaoter, V ton 5 00 Calcined Plaster, V bbl ...... W Local Brevities. F. C. Dunham, of Grand Rapids, was in the city this week. Miss Maggie McDonald spent Sunday at her home in Lyous. Hon. J.M.Earle and wife of Lansing were in tho city Saturday. M. Reynolds, of Oak field, visited his son, W. M., the fore part of the week. Tho death of Mrs. Sutphen's mother Is reported to have occurred this morn ing. Ex-Mayor Wright's family of Green vllle were guests at Dr. Coville's Sun day. Miss Edith Dimmlck is the new "hello" girl at Wilder Bell telephone exchange. - A bus load of young girls from Greenville came down for a ride Tues day evening. Miss Ida Trimble, who has been so seriously ill, is reported as being a little better. Meeting of the Eastern Star next Tuesday evening at 7:30. All officers please bring In rituals. Miss Cora Holmes spent Sunday with County School Commissioner E. B. Hale and wife at Ionia, Tho Whist Club will meet at tho K. P. Hall tonight. A full attendance of the members is desired. Mrs. James Cramer, who has been" quite seriously ill with lagrlppe for the past two weeks, is a little better. Mrs. Will Francis secured the prize given by W. A Chavo on the nearest number of cakes of soap in the bridge. Lincoln club annual banquet at Grand Radids next Wednesday. A number of the faithful from Belding expect to attend. A. B. Hull, tho jeweler, has been taking an enforced vacation from his business the past week. Usual reason, grippo. John Bond, jr., returned from De troit Saturday, where he has been tak ing medical treatment, in an improved condition. The BANNER office force has escaped the prevailing epidemic pretty well up to this week but it hasagood "grippe' upon us now. A potato car caught fire last Friday night. Nitfhtwatchinan Riker discov ered it and it was extinguished with out a great amount of damage. It is now grandpa and grandma Locke, a ten and one-half pound son having been born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. P. Locke of Ionia last Thursday. The Democratic combination caucus for the election of delegates from this city to tho county convention will bo held in the several wards next Monday evening. The ladles of the Royal Neighbors of America will give a box social at the K. P. hall next week Thursday evening, to which they invite all their friends. Boxes 15c each. Mrs. E. B. Laphatn returned from Rockford last evening but Mr. Lapham will remain a day or two longer. His sister who has been so very III is now considered out of danger. John-Crawford and wife, of Grand Haven, and Mrs. Dr. Ford and Miss Berta Ford, of Cedar Springs, were called here this week by the death of Mrs. Calvin Smith, of Smyrna, Miss II. E. Power was called to Cor- runna last week on account of tho ill ness of her mother. Before returning she expects to visit several wholesale millinery establishments in the cast. A Mothers' Meeting will be held at the High School building Friday after noon of this week commencing at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by Miss Margaret Stevens. A general invitation is ex tended to all those interested. Alderman H. L. Page and wife en tertained a few gentlemen friends at their pleasant home Saturday evening. Duplicate whist was played after which light refreshments wero served. It was a very enjoyable occasion. After the close of the regular session of the K. of P. lodge Tuesday, refresh ments, mu?Ic, cigars and a general good time were indulged in. Tho regular meeting night has been changed from Wednesday to Tuesday-. The extreme cold weather still con tinues without tho least sign of abate ment. Tho mercury has registered from ten to twenty degrees below zero each night this week, making two weeks of it continuously without a break, which is very remarkable and unusual. Dr. G. C. Perkins returned from Saginaw Monday where he had been a few days on business connected with tho Sanitary Refrigerator Co. While there he took orders for $3,000 worth of refrigerators to be delivered as soon as they are manufactured. He has also arranged for establishing sales rooms in Detroit and Chicago. But a short time before his death, Fred Rummler took out a policy with the New York Life Insuranco Co. for $1,OUO and Monday the special agent of tho company, Mr. McGlovan of Detroit, was in tho city and placed In tho hands of Mr. E. E. Rummler a check for tho full amount. It was only six days after the proofs ot death wcro filed and reflects much credit upon tho company for promptness. A HAlt DEATH. Miss Elizabeth Doyle, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Doylo, sr., died at tho residence of her parents In this city on Friday last, February 3. A couple of weeks before her death Lizzie, as she was familiarly known among her lntlmato friends, suffered an attack of la grippe from which she thought sho had entirely recovered so that on Saturday preceding her death she had went to a friend's house where a dieted by sickness to assist. Monday morning sho was taken with a relapse which took tho form of spinal men In gltus. Tuesday morning sho lapsed into an unconscious state from which she never roused. Miss Doyle was born in Ireland, Jan. 16th, 1873, and had consequently just passed her U6th birthday. Her parents came to Michigan in '83, and have re hided iu Belding six years, Miss Lizzie, however, being in Ionia two years of that time. Sho was blessed with a pleusaut, happy disposition which made her company enjoyed by both old and young. Sho had been employed for a few weeks in the Belding Bros. & Co. s silk mill, aud among tho many flowers which covered the caket at the fune ral services was a fine tribute from her associato employees there. Tho funeral was held from tho Baptist church, Rov. A. O. Carman officiating. Besides her father and mother she leaves three brothers to mourn her loss, Thomas, Morris and Charles, jr., tho latter em ployed upon government work In Flor ida which takes him from place to placo and he was unable to be located by telegraph. At their request we ex tend their thanks to the friends who rendered kind help during their afflic tion. Tuesday was tho fiftieth anniversary of tho wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lessiter, of Oaklield, and over one hundred guests gathered at their beau tiful country residence to see that the event was properly celebrated. The hospitality and genial good nature of tho host and hostess are proverbial, and although ho has suffered much from disease and bodily suffering dur ing a number of months past ho is now better than for somo time under the skillful treatment of Dr. P. S. Edwards, and it U safe to s:iy that no ono enjoyed this occasion more than he. And the dinner, such a dinner, and such aquau tlty, enough to feed a 6mall army. They were the recipients of many costly and beautiful Dresents to servo as me mentoes of their golden wedding anni versary,. Those present from Belding were F. A. Washburn, W. P. Hether Ingtou, F. 11 Ranney and their wives. If wo would make tjie world brighter we must scatter down its byways and along its highways the sunshine of our own souls. "I like him as aphy slclan," j is often said of some doctor, "because he ei ms to bring brightness into the room." Grass does not grow nor can we make hay without sunshine. If we look back upon the days wo remember best, how many of them are in clouds? Yes, all the world, that is the world Ideal, is sunshine. The eunshiDO of n pleasing word, a bright eye, a kindly tone, does not die. God brings to us d;iysof blackness, but when they come, even at the grave, where, down in the cold nod silent ground we lay our dear est, if, then, kindly hearts are near with tho sunlight of a cheering word or look, what brightness in after years comes into tho hade of the remem brance of that awful hour. Ex. Ionia county fruit growers have or ganized tho Ionia County Horticultural society by some twenty-fivo or thirty signing" an agreement in accordance with the state law. Tho object of the association is to bettor the condition of tho producer from a selling standpoint, to employ a manager whoso duty it shall bo to look up a market for the fruit after It is grown and tend toother business for tho good of tho society. The officers arc: Arthur N. Hall, pres ident; J. E. Gaull, secretary; Luther E. Hall,' treasurer; Judge F. D. M. Davis, Walter Winchell and Walter J. Rice, executive committee. It was voted to accept tho offer of tho state board of horticulture to meet in Ionia in the near futureand committees wcro appointed to complete arrangements. Tho band boys aro making elaborate preparations to give our citizens some thing good at their concert March 0th. Concert from 8 to 10, after which those who desire may dance until 1 o'clock. The purpose, providing themselves with new uniforms previous to the band con vention to bo held hero in June, is a laudable one, and they should havo the hearty support of all. Miss Helen Baker wltl bo assisted nt her pupils' muslcale by tho reader Mr. Paul Bt hnke. of Grand Rapid. Mha Baker hopes to bring out eomo very talented pupils at her first Belding musiealc. It will tako place a week from tonight. Invitations may bo had at W. I. Benedict's and H. Council's. Tho annual reception of tho Belding Woman's Club, which should occur Lincoln's birthday, has been postponed as so many of the members nro ill with tho grippe. Tho Lincoln Day program will bo given Saturday afternoon, Feb ruary 11, at 2.30, ut tho residence of Mrs. C. I). Ellis. Never allow yourself to be overcome by trifles. If a spider breaks his web fifty titties, fifty times will he mend it. Nothing is worth having which it didn't cost something to attain. C. M. B. A. News. NORTH SIDE NOTES. H. B. Wilcox left Monday morning for Marlon. Miss Emma Oleson returned from Ionia Monday. Mrs. Wm, Carter has been quite 111 the past week. Ml9 Maggie DeLong of Grand Rap ids Is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Carter. John Wacha and wlfo returned from Chicago Monday. They had also been visiting In Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dodson drove down below Ionia Wednesday to attend tho funeral of a relative. Mrs. Martha Harroun has been and 19 dangerously 111 but was reported some better at last account. Miss Jennie Palmer, who has been visiting at her uncle's, Prof. J. G. Van Winkle's, foracouploof weeks, returns to her home at Manchester today. John Riker, an old and highly es teemed resident of this city and vicln ity, suffered a stroke of paralysis last Friday. Ills friends hope for his re covery. TIIIC CIIU11CI1KS A NO 80CIKTIi:S. The ladies of Band No. 3 Social Cir cle have Bomo very fino hyacinths for sale. Call at Mrs. W. II. Ricaby's. Tho Social Circle will meet with Mrs. Etta McLaughlin at 2:30 o'cIock Wednesday, Feb. I5th. A full attend ance is desired. There will be an oyster 6upper at the Eureka M. E. church, Friday eve ning, February 17. All are cordially invited. The pulpit committee announces that Rev. Georgo C. Wright, of Big Rock, 111., will occupy tho Baptist pulpit next Sunday morning and eve ning. February 12. All interested in the Baptist church are cordially Invited to be present. Mil. WK1ISTKU WITH OKA VTS. Hon. Wm. O. Webster, who has been announced and who has received much favorable press mention as a candidate for circuit judge, has decided to with draw from the contest, having submitted the followiug letter to the Ionia Senti nel for publication: To my Friend and Supporters in the Judicial Contest: After fully considering tho situation of the contest for circuit judge, as pre sented by the attitude of the people cf Montcalm county, I hereby withdraw my namo as a candidate for nomination for said office. In doing so, however, I take this opportunity of expressing my heartfelt gratitude for the many gener ous expressions of friendship aud sup port manifested in my behalf. Wm. O. Webster. Ionia, Mich., Feb. 0, 1899. rnoiimiTiox county' convention. A mass convention of tho Prohibition party of Ionia county is hereby called to meet at tho court house in Ionia, in tho city of Ionia, on the 17th day of February, 1S09, at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of electlngdelega'.es to tho stato convention at Jackson, March 1, electing county committee, and trans acting such other business as may properly arise. All who have formerly acted with this organization and nil other friends ot prohibition without regard to past party affiliations aro cordially invited to-operate with the Prohibition party of this county and state and to partici pate in Its conventions. State Chairman Fred E. Britten will bo present and address thts convention. Fked E. BKITTEN, Chairman Stato Central Committee. ADVERTISED LETTERS. Belding, Mich., Feb. 0, 1809. There are remaining at this office at this date tho following unclaimed letters aud wholly written postal cards. If they are not called for in two weeks they will bo sent to the dead letter office: Ladles' list: Miss Nellie Hol ing, Mrs. M.S. Penbrook. Gents' list: Rov. W. II. Bodine. Mr. Andrew J. Bi ad ford, H. C. Cooley. D. E. Wilson P. M. HALF RATE TO DETROIT FOR MICHIGAN CLUU BANQUET. D., G R. & W. R. R. ngents will tell tickets for all trains February 2J at one fare rate to Detroit and return; "all good to return February 113. Geo De Haven, G. P. A. Uloriuun News - 4 Comes from Dr. D. B. Cargile, of Washita, I. T. He writes: "Four bot tles of Electric Bitters has cured Mrs. Brewer of scrofula, which had caused her great suffering for years. Terrible sores would break out on her head and face, and the best doctors could give no help; but her euro is complete and her health Is excellent." This shows what thousands havo proved that Electric Bitters Is tho best blood purifier known It's tho supreme remedy for eczema, tetter, salt rheum, ulcers, boils and running sores. It stimulates liver,Kid neys and bowels, expels poisons, helps digestion, builds up the strength. Only 60 cents. Sold by Fisk Bangs aud Con nell Bros., druggist. Guaranteed. The Latest In Sleeping Cars. Tho up to-dato idea of improvement Is shown in new Pullman Drawing Room Sleeping Cars running dally to tho East over Pennsylvania Short Lines. Tho Pennsylvania always leads in introducing the newest und best traveling facilities. Travelers in quest of comfort thould get acquainted with tho new equipment. Inquiries on the subject will bo answered by F. M. DusilONQ, T. P. Agt., CO Griswold street, Detroit. WHEN WE SELL YOU GASOLINE -AT- Per Gallon and Everything else at Equally Low Prices why not give us ALL Your Trade. We'll treat you right Try us, T. Frank Ireland, "WeNeYerSliep" & m Hi M & & Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi & Hi Hi Hi Hi HAEDWABE1L&1I. SW Tho 2icv Spring Goods 4 nro now arriving, Como 4 J in and sco tho ioir Goods J f and got the new 1'riccs Spencer fc L,loyd, ARDINIERES J A JLA.RGJB, LINE TO -SELECT JPJR OM GROCERIES . . . Everything ! Fresh Haisins, Currants, Nuts, Fruits, Etc. Wool Soap. Ilutehison's Ointment for sale. Lamb Bros. Got Your L,ottcr llcadt, Hill Heads, Statements and A'ote Heads at tho lianncr office and they will bo put up for you in our now stylo tablets with blotter cover. All work nt Right Prices, SEE OUR WINDOW FOR THE NEW YALEITINE Don't forget to send a Valentine. Next Tuesday is ST. VALENTINES DAY. Lace Valentines, Celluloid Valentines, Calendar Valentines. Ave have all the new styles. W. L BENEDICT Oornor Drug Storo.