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1AMM Li) HbKVENTH YEAH. NO. 13. HELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 18JM). WHOLE NO. 5:5:5, 11 111; di;i in vi 1 4 tt u i 1 tin nrjijiimi immirjit THIS AND THAT. I'ublilifil KvTy TUuTMluy Aft-nioon HV UOWDIN Sc Lapham, - AT- Hi:i.IHN(i, (IONIA CO.,) MICH. ivnpl OtlVe in ih( M;nu i-tn-i't. ONE DOLLAR rER YEAR KIHIITI.V IN ADVAM'K. Nh From llrr hikI Tlii-e 4?iilrii 1'itr Our Header. The gate receipts at tho Long Lake ramp meeting are said to have amount ed to $424. .r0. This is the season when tin editor Savings Hank block, c!om?s up shop und hies him away lo the green Ileitis of the country or to the watering places or to the mountains and with no thought even of the mor tho dry hpcll is soon hroken the result will ho no comparison to what it will he should it continue another week. A gentleman just in from the eastern part of the state says the condition there is much more serious than iu Ionia county. A traveling man came across the country unite late and htonnod at his regular hotel, which haunened to be SWALLOWED A LIZARD. Hli lit? Drinking Water From Well at I'urtlaiid Alter Hark. Mrs. Lottie Calkins of Ionia, who or ganlzed tho Koyal Ciiclo iu Portland last October, is very ill. While here Mrs. Calkins stopped at tho home of Horace Satlord. One night she went out to the well after dark and took a Trun Ath crt iiii' Kates upon appliiutloii. A.lvn U-,111;' I. ills t ulltvlrii monthly, tirnl iilvritiMiii' ui advance. 01. unary p...iry will iut !' Inserted unless Paul lor. ( anls of 'llianUs mu.st be puiU for 11.11 11 ai i ami in ai n Holli es iree ( 'P.v lor cli.iii.'e of advertisement must be re vt-H 1-1I nut later than T1.1e.Mluy noon in order to insure inxii 1011 dMthe I'ostotlke I tt Kiiiwf. Midi., for Mini Ihrnnh 1 he mulls as sovoiat class Kiit.-n "VriKI'.l.-If this paragraph is marked you mil know ui.u jour siiUMTipiiou lias ex pln d, and as our terms ate strietiy cash in ad laiue it will lie discontinued unless renewed COUNTY OmCERS. Circuit Judj'e I'lobute Jinl;re Shell II Clerk Treasurer Prosecuting Attorney Kt li-lt oi I it .'it . . . County Sun ej or I 'utility Drain CouimlssiotoT ComilH-siuIlt r ol Sl IhioIs l.'n 1 nit Court t .'oininl , . . . sinners i . , , r. 1.. Muuii .(.leiiu I. aw less i:. 1'. I'ool J. II. Chaddock . O. I. Coodwili U. C. Craw lord . . . A. Palmer .. Klmer M. Male . . Clyde Watt Hal Smith CITY OmCERS. Maor Albert L. Spencer r red P. Smith I ii-a-urtr v. .,., Cusser Martial V. W. Mitchell 1 il. A I l..i 1.1 v (l. s. Kosev elt 1 1 v Hi alih 1 Uticer 1 otiliiitrtr JustHi M.t the p, Mir :. u. Lapham, . li ronle. Aldermen ) 11-t ward. Alvin Morse, Kui-ene I'. 1 1 iid -on; Second w aid, James Avery, A. M Class; Third Ward, II. C. Curtis, . .. Pae Supei vi -.or-, I ir.-t ward, W, M. h'oote ; Second ward, J. 1 . An;'. II; Thud ward, W. A. Wilder iun. lie niiuie a luss and tinaiiy me drink of water. A few minutes after- clei k lold him he had a room with two ward she felt a strautro sensation in her row, refreshes himself in perfect peace hllls 1,1 ,l wlt" a curtain across; and throat, as if something alive was strug- aiiiiougn ine room was occupied ry a gllng within. Mrs. Calkins' sickness woman, it was mi late and he wanted to dates from that time. She continued to h ave on the 5 o clock train, he might grow worse and uow her body is so occupy the spare hed. This he finally emaciated that she is hut a shadow of concluded lo do. In about an hour the her former self. Doctors disagreed asl uaveiing man appeared in tho omee to the cause of the trouble but Mrs. with collar, culls and hhoes in hand Calkins has always insisted that there ami iiair standing on end, and said to was somethingalive In her throat. Her the ch rk: "Why, that woman in that tongue became cracked and her sufler- room is dead." "I knew it," said the Ing was almost unbearable. Shelinally tieiK, ..in now aid you und it out.'" induced her physician to try to poison 1.. i nuiige. tno rept,ie, for such she firmly believed 1 he Michigan Adventists are hold- " to be. Mrs. Calkins was right. The ing their annual conference at Ionia, process of poisoning has developed the having begun last Thursday and it will presence of a lizard, about six inches in continue through next Sunday. The length, and portions of tho animal have lair grounds are covered with tents of already been recovered. While the all kinds and sizes those for families poison was being administered the liz- of campers. a bitr one for irenerul meet- ard would bite the liniru if th thrrmt ings, small ones for joung people's and the drug began to take effect, Tht children's meetings, and it resembles lecoverv of Mrs. Calkins is Htlll it mt. a small army in camp. In the state ter of grave doubt, and Dr. McClurg there are about T.lMMI tieonle of the Ad- will examine the cnee this wp.p1;. w iit faith and probably a third or more of them are attending the confer ence, as it m denominated. Kvery- thing is in the best of order and the day t eyins at a a. m. and closes at W d. in., hours in the meantime beiinr dp. r Oteil to certa in thiinrs like Hibb- tudies, social meetings, etc. All the nit. me liciuiiig gin woo gave net reason for wearing her stockings inside out was because it made her ankles cooler to turn the hose on them, is probably a story that originated iu tin brain of some newspaper man who was trying to manufacture "copy St. .Johns Republican: Mr. and Mrs I. U. Sturgis and daughter Ivah, and Miss hfliu Ueatherwax are spending the week in Heldlng. Lena Hlank will . Frank 1 M. Davis I visit friends and relatives in Belding .c. I.. ilson I ' until school begins. Miss Hess Drown will visit friends in Heldlng three or four weeks. A Kansas newspaper gives tin; fol lowing reasons why engines are always spoken of as "she": "They wear jacket, an apron, shoes, hose and drag a train behind them; they have a lap, need a guide, ride wheels; they attract men, are sometimes very contrary, and it takes a man to handle them Miss Ida M. Tarbell will give in Mc M f . r vmre s magazine ior aepiemher an account of Lincoln's funeral an eent alone iu its kind. -since almost even' man, woman and child iu the north was a personal mourner, anil people. Every Day Hrin Something New. J FASHIONS FHVORITGS FOR FHLL! Ml the Newest Weaves in Dress Goods and plenty of those Popular Stunning Plaids. O o o o q a o f t NEWEST NOTIONS I TO PULL TRADE. You can't waste money here. H. J. LEONRRD. CHURCHCS. MJ'.TMOniST DIMSCdl'AI. (MIITIUMI VH s at n:.ia 111. uuii :.li). 111, Satihatli School Stood diiv nfi. lit in rin nn.l J.li... 1 1: 1 - ut i-Iom-t.f inurniiir senn-.', l'rav r meeting 011 J - r:.i i 11- men unu women in ine Ueuomi- nation in the state are iu attendance. Mr. Safford has one of the best wells of water in the village and is at a loss to understand how the lizard ever got into It. It should serve as a terrible warning to people who are in a habit of drinking water in the dark. Portland Heview. The Markets are Flooded I hursUay evening. Kkv. 11. A, ("a km an, 1'u.stor COMJUKUATION.U. C'lIlIKCH -S.'iylces at a. 111. an. I ', ' ;:t p. in. Sabl.ath School at 11:1 1 a, in. I'iMu r meet int' on Thursday eve niiifj. ui-.v. o. . 1 1111. i, l'astor. iiai'i isr ( iii'KCH - Services at l()::i a. 111 und T:.'i p in. s.ihhath school at clone of mor nine services. 1'rayer meeting on Thursday 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ,1, , ur v. i.iiKKi i i, 1,'iuck, rasior. I'Ki.l. M 1 ,11 to 1 1 1 s'l CIII'Ki'll -I'ravir and l'l':ti -vi-rvice. eh vi n o elocl; a. in. I'leacliin' . ...11 p. hi. i-ravi r nie iin.' 1 rniay evening. Kk . osi ak KaI'ui;. Pastor IIKIS-I .. NriKNVi; M i vices will he held ryeiy Sunday atternoon at .i o'clock p. in., in cue new iteiiiin: I i..-K . All an attend. ilong the railroad iu an almost con tinuous line irom Washington to Springfield, to view the passing funeral train and testify their veneration and grief. H. L. VAN UENSCHOTCN. A TTIIKNKY AT I,A W. -Omce in MelditiK .-savings naiiK ihock, ISria.li)', Mich. Itt tKUi-.M t.s HY I'kkmision: lion. Allen H Morse, lion. A. A. Kliis, Thos. MctJarry. Hon K. I). M. I lav is. I he sixty days for the payment of assessments fn the Farmers' Mutual of Ionia county, before insurance becomes suspended, expires with the last day of this month. With the prevailing dry united to weather of the present time, and cote peijucjut e.Mia uanger irom lire, no member should allow his .insurance to become sustieniled bv reason of the failure to pay the small amount of his assessment before the lirst day of Sep tember. OAVIM IIOICSK WON. The races at the Driving Park Satur day afternoon called out a good crowd and the events were exciting and In teresting. There was some money changed hands on tho results but a number of the local sports were a little afraid that tho contest between Lady tale the scheme has been tried uonr aieivmiey W. would not lie post oMire department and a genuine up and at it race for all ueccss and Ionia county will tnere wus ln t'40 horses and so didn't uo iiiucii petting. Klraer E. Fales was starter, W V. 1:1 MAIL iii;i.i KICV. -1 be dt livery of mail iu rural dis .1. . 1.. r ... 1 ui it is n carriers is 10 leeoine n eer iiiiii.y aim u u.eu system in ine near future. Already in a number of places 111 tie by the proved a soon have a trial of it. Congressman Win, Alden Smith vis ited Ionia recently uud asked lVwt Letheri nto.n timekeeper aud Irving master Smith to canvass several routes anU IIa'1 were the judges N I ( 1 1 1 1 1 .S. NICHOLS :ni:vs A T'KIUNDVS AT LAW IV HlocU. Keldili!-, M uli i ItVMIill V SIIKI.HllN S SHELDON, omcer-Wallao ill. CHAS. R, FOOTE, A TTHIINKV AT LAW. Money to Loan on 1 keal l-.statetif all kind-, oitice in spencer I1IOCK. It people would stop patronizing every stray fakir that has something to sell, and bestow their patronage upon reliable merchants, they would tind themselves much better oil at the end of a year's time. The gooils that are brought into town bv travel i u.r . S. MORRIS, 11 1 ni v. i , , ,- .m i Ktii.n.N. timce rear ol W . I, Htur, Let's drier store. Hours v lo 1 1 a. in., ; to 1 and V to H p. m. Ue.sldeuce opposite ol ,M. l:. church. Telephone IH-: rinj's. J. E. FERGUSON, IHIYSICIAN A N II srUCKON -Okkick: At Kesnleiice on West Main Street. Ottlce nours s to In a in., 'i to I and to S p. m. . OHLINGER, 1 HIVSICIA.V AMI SUI;i:ON-City IMiysi I clan and Health otiieer-( mice at residence coi io r of Pi idre and i' ntre sts. Office hours I to -.'and , lit ( p. in. J. F. FINK HAM, 1IIIVSICIAN AMI SlMaiKON-Otllce over I I Sooth's Store, Main .t. Hours: 1 to 4 and 7 lo M p. in. . 'A. STANTON, I )ll VSH'IAN ASH sukuloN-Okkick: Sec 1 ond Moor. Mel.u he hlock. Oitice hours ::l to lo a. 111 residence. with a view of selecting the best one to try the experiment. Two or three routes are already proposed, any one of which would make desirable territory for the trial. The proposed delivery is looked upon with much favor as to its success. A ! penal agent of the postotlice de partment will be iu the district about September lirst to establish four pro posed, routes in Kent county, and as Conirrossmau Smith's desire is to give come here at the Lady Honalr, owned by Samuel Davis. of Smyrna, took the race iu three straight heats with the following re markably good time, tho best ever made on the track, 2:19, 2:1VM. Hilly Fairplains, owned by John VanDerbrock, ol Lowell, and Del Man-he, owned by Dr. McLaue, of (reenville, were entered iu the 2:40 class and the S'auderbrock horso won the raee. With trashy low grade roast CofTees in Pack ages, the attraction being PRICE not QUALITY. 11 you properly appreciate your digestive ap paratus use Chase & Sanborn's Roasts. They are imported to drink not merely to sell. & Hudson. Agents for Chase cS: Sanborn's "Seal Brand" Cotlees nad "BulTalo Chop" Teas. Robinson venders and solicitors are generally made of the cheapest material possible Ionia a chance he w or are shelf worn, (.iive everv install ..-. .u..v a-eot or uaveiiiig u.ercnani me Tlie del 1 very of course will be n.n.le cold shoulder aud buy where you'll not from the Ionia postotlice. one trip being be swindled.-Kx. m:uk. ll:iily hy a Vlirvivr who wlbe The Vicksburg Commercial very per- pnictieally a traveling postollicu. He tinently says: 'VVe always feel sorry will make 2-1 miles a day. The service for a girl who is stuck on a fellow who will be of great value to the farmers will spend a dollar for ice cream and along the route, as the carrier will to 4 and 7 to p. m. NiMil call ut chocolates and $.1 for a Sunday buggy ride for her, on a salary of $( a week. somehow we always see visions of barefoot children, a frowsy headed woman oer a washtub, tin cans for dishes on the table and a combination .xt I - ! 1 .. .- f. "i ui 11 eon nine :iihj 11 man 111 ine kitchen comer. The young man w ho lives within his means while sine, usually has mean h after he is married. carry supplies and at tho same time enable t hem to get their mail daily, the daily paper, daily market reports, etc. I he pt elimiuarv a rr;i niromon t w ill In- put in operation at once, a part of which will be the selection of a car rier for the work. M r. W. ANDREW DUTT, M. D., ( LKiTP' I'll VSKIAN AMI SUIU1KON uiiWc lleldin-r Pharmacy. Hours H to IU a. in. I to and 7 to .i y. m DR. J. H. ARMSTRONG, IV". NT! ST. Specialty of Crown and Hildre J Work, uttice corner rooms In the Vincent Idock, nvt r iiii i nt's i roi i ry, Iteldiiii', Ma h. DLN" .In, G. H. MILLARD, 'TIS'.- nnice iner Holmes & Conncll's no? store, Main street, Jteldint' Mich. All work guaranteed DR. G. F. SMITH, I KNTIST.-- omc e hours K to T, ::), Leonard t Hlock, oer lat'f'f hardware ttore, ltcl tlinr Mich. h. p. Mcelroy, T0N30HIAL ARTIST. All work in my line artistically done. Par tors under People's Saunas Hank. INSURANCE AGENCY. I am iiri ired to w rite insurance usii L,,,,,.! ,, ... , ally acci pled by companies In general that they lied on city and siirroundini; country prop rty. 1 mice at l 'oinmercial Hank. YVM. lMi:Ki:itIN(i. Ill) I lie mis Saved. .). L. Lilly, a prominent citizen of Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonder- Miss Mario H. Uelliss, a graduate of K1'1 deliverance from a frightful death. the Ionia Ifih school, also f il... .. . . . . .': Slvs: "I was taken m 1 ., 1. 1 , , 7 , ,, , VV1UI Oplioul lever, that ran into ......Kuii .igrjcuuurai conetre, mane pneumonia. Mv luns been me Inirdnn. a home visit hi.st week. She returned ed. 1 was so weak 1 couldn't even sit to Lansin-r Mondav evenim to assume ul 111 bed. .Nothing helped me. I ex u position in the Industrial school for lM;' 1 1 1 1 .v 1 1 1 heaul of Dr. King s New Discovery. """ ""' "au oeeu uueieu ,.iaee as tine hottle gave great relief. Icon- assistant In the blind school, which she tmucd to use it, ami now am well and declined, preferring the place iu tho M ." 1 , J '1" 1 sa' to "-! In its industrial ki..I 1M. nrl.. I,,!,,, I1'"''' ins inai' elous medicine is f4l . , , ' I'"' surest and (juiekest cure in the .n.-.w (ii iij- aLM'iciuiurai co 1 eee. mat e win-1.1 r,,i-,.n 11... 1 1 . 11 . " , uiumi auu iuiii,' irounie. Ionia a visit for a week. He has the Kegular sizes .r0 cents and $1.00 Trial pisitiou of manager of the grounds, "lilies in e at r lsk Hangs' and Council 1 floss, 0111'' stores. i;verc Puttie Insure iu the Old Iteliable WAdNKIt AOKNOY OtVice iiilhenew I ! I 1 1 n," Plock corner of Main and Itrhls'e st reel, Heldlng. lr liiiiriM, 11 S'if ' ifi City itml I'uriii l-Mrf y, ADAM WAQNER. fM. F. SANIM'.LL. t.oan Hroker. Sluirt lime loans on any form of rooj security. I.oiiif time loans on Ini'h class real estate -rurlty. tlttlce at The Commercial Hank. The Hannki: and Detroit Weekly Tribune one year for 1 .40. green bouse anj tiriH master of the In dustrial school. I'eter (.'ool, a Nottawa farmer, was held up by tramps recently, a revolver presented and ordered to hand over. Quick as thought he kicked the revol ver from the rascal's hand, jumped from his waou, grabbed the weapon and hurled it into the brush. mikI m hand to hand tight ensued iu which he made things so uncomfortable for the Cool's vest wjh slashed in two or three place evidently by a knife, but save a few scratches and bruises, he was not otherwise injured, neither did he lose a penny, although having something over $ 10 with him. A weather prophet whose opinion- are conceded to be good, sas: "The drouth iu Ionia county i getting more serious as the lack of rain continues. Ucports conie in that the crops corn, lieans, Hitaloes, oats, etc., are Buffering most north of the (Jrand river, where there is more sandy soil, while iu the south part of tho county tho conditions are not to bad. It is conceded that if guaranteed An Kicdeni Ti. in Hi Full. It may be made at low fare bv mir chasine- (J. A. K. N'nti unit I Ii'iiimi ion ment excursion tickets to Philadelphia from Michigan via Pennsylvania Short Lines, lhey will be sold September 1 si,, -11.1, ,,r.i ami Uh. l or uni t on urn address M. Hl siuiNi;. T. 1 Aim M f'Jriswold stri ct. Detroit. Mleh During the civil war. as well as in our late war with Spain, diarrho-a was one of the most troublesome diseases the armv had to contend ulih In many in-lances It became chronic and the old soldiers still Miller from it. Mr. David Tnvlor of Wind lil.iun. (Jreene Co., I'a., is one of these. He uses Ch.imlM-i Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarihie i Hetnedy and says he never found anything that would give him such ipiick relief. It h for sale by l-lsk Danes, druyglst. "Our baby was sick for a month with severe coui;h and enl:iri-hnl fcr. TOWNSHIP S. S. CONVENTION. The township Sunday school conven tion to be held Sunday afternoon at look s Corners It is expected will be largely attended and a very interesting gathering. The following program has been prepared beginning at lir.'tu I o'clock sharper Praise uud Heyotioiuil Sen ice led by Dr. I. Morris , '"""cm Otisco (.'hoir I Needs and (injects of Organization A. W. Tucker Keritatlon Ktta tlreen Duty of Parents to Sunday School ..Mrs. J. M. Karle Keciiatlon Nellie Luscomhe l.cssou Review )r. I. S. Morris Keports from Secretaries '''" Otisco Choir Church Members' Duty to Sunday School Komaine llobinson How to gain the Attendance and Co Opera Hon of Noil Attendants W, L. Reeves Lleclion of Oltlcers IJuestion Hox A Change I In Business. From now on this .shall be a strictly cash store. j The Greatest Reduction in ; Trices Ever Made in Beldinir On First Class and Up-to-date Shoes and Rubbers. Those that have accounts unpaid come just the same and take advantage of the new cash store. C. EDDY & CO. IU 11(111 LIVESTOCK MA KKK1. Michigan Central Live Stock Yards, Octroi t, Aug. The demand for live cattle is active this week; receipts nave iieen 11 be rul of late. Tho following prices are lieing paid at the Detroit Live Stock Market: Prime steers and heifers, $4.&0("5 lir; handy butcher's cattle, $4.(K)(Vi -i.'o(); common 2.r,0((i3..r); canner's cows, $l.0lXa2 00; biocKers and feeders active at $.'hli.i 4 S. Milch cows active at $2.rj(' 45; calves active at M.maij.rAI TAB SUPPLIES! GOOD THINGS TO EAT. Sheep and lambs weak and lower; H lUllt.SS Hll fl VfifttnhlPQ 1T1 thPlT COQ CJTl . Iresh and prime quality. Our line covers all the needs of a family for table use and we sell at lowest possible prices. Your trade solicited. Respectfully, Prompt delivery. PIERCE BROS. prime lambs, ii.UXji 5 25; mixed, $li ,i 1.00; culls, mki Hogs aro tho leading feature In this market, light receipts, trade is active at the following prices: I'rime mediums, $4.(Kf(i4.70; Yorkers, $l.6'.Yn j ; pigs, $4.257rt 4.35; roughs, WmTv 3-50; staers. 1 olT: criDiilcs. 41 m-r cwt. off. AlAltKIAOK l.lt'FNHKS. IVanklin L. Jones, Muir; leatriee Olmstead, L'U, Owosso. lUchard C. Stone, 25, Saranac; Hattie Persons, 21, Saranac. I'rank K. Warner, ,'U, Ionia; Julia K. Storms, 34. Ionia. AIlK'rt Culuer, 31, Sebewa; Sylvester Steward. 30. Wnlertnwn. Clinton I'ounty. Simon W. Hiuler, 30 Helding. Ktta Hristol, 21, Helding. t lieHi TirketH to the P.MMt. II, Ml will I v.. U,tM I . I . I AIH.......I. .... " if V. " -uoj(iyiii, ....w,.,, n 1, ,t IllilllV reil HII If HIIU Illirl. I Im.u Irnm M th ,.nn t . Ilk . I, . , ... 1 . I . . ' " v o will KIIVIIIKIIU VV I 1111 If," kept LM ttmg worse until we used One del ph la for (i. A. K. Kncampmcnt in Minute ( ough Cure, it relieved at , September. Tho low rate will be open to the public. For particulars apply to P. M. HtisnoNO, T. P. Agt., 06 (iris wold street, Detroit, Mich. THE COMMERCIAL BANK once ami cured her in a few days. " H, 1 L. Nam , , Prin. High School, HlutT , dale. Texas. V. I. HAnllrt. I For Savings and Investment Funds Pay -I per vvni. Interest on 3 rtmri.t or iroit. ( SllllK A (MO II lit A. WM. F. SANDELL, Cashier.