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C. It. COWIUN, Editor. THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1900. KITH Mil lMIONi:. KKI'l 11L1LAN NTATK CONVENTION. To tbo Kepublican Elector of tho State of The State Convention of tho Kepubllcans of Michigan Is hereby called, to meet ut tbo Light Uuard armory. Detroit, Mich., on TliUKSDAY, MAY 3, 1900, at 19 o'clock, noon, for the purpose of nominat ing ...,-....,. oi.wtru f truiilint and vice president of the United States, and electing four delegates at large and four alternate dele gates at largo to the Republican nominating convention to be held at Fhlladelphta. l'ennsyl van I a. June 1, llNX). Each congressional dis trict will elect two delegates and two alternates to the Republican national convention to bo confirmed by the state convention. Also to select a chairman of tho state central commit tee and two members thereof from each con gressional district, and tho transaction of such other business as may properly no brought bo fore It. SHEKMAN U. DAIJOLU llAHVKY A Sukhman, Chairman. Secretary. Ionia county is entitled to 17 delegates. FIFTH IHSTKICT CONVENTION. A district convention of tho Kepublican elec tors of t5e Fifth Congressional District of Michigan Is hereby called to meet In the Lin coln club rooms on I'carl street, in the city or Crund Hapids. at II o'clock a. m., on TUESDAY, MAY I. I WW. t i.i ,.t i.M i j for tint nurnosoof selecting two delegates und two altemauj dele gates to tho national convention of the Kepub lican party, which will meet in Philadelphia In the month of June next, and to place in noml nation a caudidaie for representative in con gress to be voted for In November next, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come beforo It. K. D. CONCKU, A. ED. Kobinson. Chairman. Secretary. , , Counties within tho district will be entitled to delegates as follows: Ottawa, 13; lonla, 17; Kent, 47. Tho Fifth Congressional district has had an interesting experience. During the last 18 years it has had six con gressmen and only two of them havo been Republican. Of the nino elec tions four have gone Republican and three of them havo been won by Mr. Smith. Tho smallest plurality given a candidate was iu 1SD2, when George F. Richardson won out by 1!). Tho great est plurality was in 1801, when William Alden Smith won by V(iS. Tho ollicial pluralities as given out by tho secre tary of stato show the results in tho district as follows: Year. Winner. Opponent. Plurality I8S2 Houseman W.O.Webster 116 l!-84 Comstock J. C. Fitzgerald 350 lH8t5 Ford Ceo. W. Mcltride 417 1N Helknap M. 11. Ford 2, Ml 1NM) Ford C. W. Watkins 18Ua Richardson Helknap Itf 1891 Smith L. (5. Rutherford 9,r'8 lHlttl Smith Ceo. 1. Hummer 4,M4 1898 Smith George R. Perry 5,957 Something over 100.000 people in Michigan, says a contemporary, peti tioned the legislature for an equal tax ation law. They wanted a change. They got It, and now 1200,000 are kick ing on tho law and tho assessing olllcers. Somehow, every man wants equal taxation for his neighbor and when ho Is petitioning for more strin gent tax laws with dire penalties, he Is all the while thinking how It will cork this man and that. Tho present law rigorously enforced would drive half tho manufacturing out of the state, and It will certainly mint eventually result In raising Interest rates. A person can hardly loan money at 5 und 0 per cent, and pay over 3 per cent taxes. Last year and the year before thousands of dollars were driven Into government bonds and other channels in other states and more Is likely to follow. The G rattan delegation to the third representative convention are unquali fiedly in favor of the renoraination of the Hon. E. P. Nash for member of tho house of representatives. Resolutions were adopted asking tho hearty sup port of the district in bringing about tho renominatlon of Mr. Nash on the ground that ho wan entitled to a second terra, that he had done his duty in the houso and had represented his district well. Tho recital concluded: "1 ho re publicans of Grattan present his name for renominatlon, feeling proud of his record as a republican and as a repre sentative from this district In tho last legislature. " Tho Lowell Ledger furnishes this tribute: Wra. Alden Smith may not always do tho best thing possible; ho Is not Infallible, and who Is? There are many people In this district, however, who havo reason to remember Mr. Smith with gratitude, and they are not all Republicans cither. Taxpayers who refuse to mako sworn statements of their taxable projicrty, as required by law, will have to make their peace with tho stato tax commis aion, that body having issued Instruc tions to tho assessing ollicers of the e'.ate to report tho name of every per son so refusing. In 1892 tho people voted for a change. In tho four subsequent years they found themselves without a cent of change. This year they are content with tho change they havo in their pockets and won't throw away tho sub stance for the shadow again. The "trust" quostlon has been taken up by tho subcommittee of tho Houso Judiciary Committee, and. It recom mends either a new anti-trust law or a constitutional amendment that will give Congress full power to deal with trusts. Exports of American products and manufactures were almost $.'10,000,000 greater last March than In March. 1899. That wall of protection Is not too high to provent our goods climb ing over It and getting out Into tho, world. TIIK I'OKTO It I CO ACT. The change Id public sentiment re- eardlne the Porto Hlcan act, now tnai its principles and underlying motives are understood, has been remarKaoie. People who a month ago wero clamor Inc for Immediate free trade with Por to Rico says frankly now that the act as passed U vastly better and for very Important reasons. To havo es tabllshed immediate free trade with Porto Rico would have taken away the easiest method of raising revenue which that island must have, and which it could otherwise only have had by an internal revenue act a tax which would haye been extremely burdensome or by direct contribution from the Treasury of the United Statos. This absolutely necessary revenue will now bo supplied from the collections under the Porto Rican act on all dutiable goods Imported into tho United States from Porto Rico, or Into Porto Rico from tho United States. If this system of raising money Is un satisfactory to Porto Rlcans, they can put an end to it within a few months if they desire, since tho act authorizes them to elect a legislature and specifi cally provides that all tariff between tho United States and Porto Rico shall cease when that legislature shall pro vide tho necessary funds for sustaining tho government of Porto Rico. An equally Important result, however, of tho enactment of this law, which re tains a mere shadow of tariff duties between Porto Rico and the United States, lies in the fact that tho right to determine matters of this character as thev are reached Is retained by Con gress, and thus no precedent is estab lished by which anybody could clalra.or the Democratic party can successfully assert, that freo trado with tne Philip nlues or other possessions of that char acter must or would logically follow. It Is only justice to tho worklngmen or the United States, whether on tho farm, in the factory, tho mines, or elsewhere, that Congress should re tain In its hand the absoluto power to determine these matters ono by one, as they offer themselves for deterratn atlon. BOOM YOUR TOWN. How To Make llualueia (loud Mild Life llrlght and Happy. A writer in one of our exchanges, speaks about his town and neighbors in the following manner, which would be a good pattern for every man in Holding to copy. "To whom it may concern: If thero is auy chanco to boom busi ness, boom it. Don't pull a long faco and look as though you had a sour stomach. Hold up your head, smile and look for bettor things. Hldo your little hammer, and try to speak well of others, no matter how small you may really know yourself to be. When a 6tranger drops in, jolly him. Tell him this is the greatest towu on earth and it Is. Don't discourage him by speaking 111 of your neighbors. Lead hlra to believe ho has at last struck a place whero white pcoplo llvo. Don't knock. Help yourself along by becoming popular, and push your friends with you. Its dead easy. Uo a good fellow and soon you'll havo a procession of followers. No man ever helped him self by knocking other people down in character and business. No man ever got rich by trying to make others be lieve he was tho only man in town, or the only man in town who knew any thing. You can'tcllmb tho ladder of success by treading on other s corns. Keep off tho corns and don't knock. You're not tho only. Uhcro are others, and they have brains und know something as well as you. There's no end of fun minding your own business. It makes other people like you. Nobody gets stuck on a knocker. Don't bo ono." And there's that meeting at the opera house tonight in the interest of a new factory In the city. Don't fall to go and show your interest in your town's advancement. When someone else has dono all tho hard work of se curing the opportunity of obtaining such a concern you ought to bo willing to do your little share toward the com pletion or the deal. Do your part; don't bo a kicker. n Tvnewrller mud ttaft Ey. m...r u the ueueral opinion among oculists that the rye Is much relieved by the general introduction 01 type written matter. A recent medical work upon diseases or the eye gives a great many proofs in substantiation of this opinion. Tim rharacters are bo large uu iuo keys that there Is no appreciable strain on the vision, and when dexterity is at tained the eyes can scarcely be saiu to be used at all. A vast strain Is taken off the eye by writing with the type writer instead of the pen, but tho ad vantages of reading the typewritten matter are even more important rroni a medical point of view, and the strain upon the hands Is also slight. It Is said that a person can work for eight consecutive hours, with slight in terruptions, without the lianas being fiuiKflous of fatigue. In using the typewriter the additional labor of fo cusiug the eyes calls the muscles into undue use, and the result Is that many defects of vision which would not nrobably be discovered under normal conditions are brought to tho front. Scieutlilc American. SAKANAC FOIl O'DONNKI.L. The Republican caucus for Boston township was held In Saranac last v ri day and It was a warm one. Resolu tions were passed Instructing tho dele trates for James O'Donnell for governor. The following Is a list of the delegates: Stato and congressional Elmer Cil ley, H. T. Johnson, Henry Walter, A. W. Burnett, Samuel Cary, E. L. Sar gent, Clifton Baker, A. S. Densmore, G. II. Barbour, D. G. Huhn, P. T. Williams, Fred Barker. Stato and senatorial E. P. Gifford, Wm. Fitzgibbons, N. F. Gould, Clyde Watt, Philip Taylor, Myron Kyser, A. E. Gesler, J. M. Harker, Geo. Walter, E. T. White, Austin Chase, Albert Aid rich. Representative A. S. Stannard, Jas. Barker, S. A. Watt, E. II. Hunt, G. A. Potts, Percy Pago. The village board of Lyons voted at its last meeting to abolish tho ono sa loon in town, tho following ordinance being put in force:. "An ordinance to suppress saloons for the sale of spiritu ous and intoxicating liquors tho vil lage of Lyons ordains: Sec. 1. That on and after May 1, 1900, all saloous for the sale of spirituous and intoxica ting liquors within tho corporate lim its of tho village of Lyons shall be sup pressed. Sec. 2. This ordlnanco shall take Immediate effect. Adopted April 18, 1900." While we havo the most perfect rail way system In tho world, our public highways are and always have been inferior to those of any other country in the civilized old world. As our public roads are tho veins and arteries of our agricultural, commercial and social life, they are not yet receiving the consideration that their great Im portance deserves. Still it is gratify ing to know that tho American people are gradually beginning to realize that good roads are a necessity and not a luxury. The Democrats of Raleigh, N. C, have Indorsed tho Hon. Julian S. Carr, tho millionaire tobacco manufacturer, for United States Senator. Tho Dem ocrats, however, are violently opposed to nilliionalrefl in the other party. Spread I.Ike Wilrillre. When things are "the best" they be come "tho best selling." Abraham Bare,a leading druggist, of Belleville, O., writes: ''Electric Bitters are the lst. nr.nincr hittprs I have handled in 110 years. You know why? Most dis eases begin in uisoruers 01 siomacn, liver, kidneys, bowels, blood and nerves. Electric Bitters tone up the stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels, purifies tho blood, strengthens tho nerves, hence cures multitudes of mal adies. It builds up tho entlro system. Puts now lifn nnrl vlfnr into anv weak. sickly, run-down man or woman. Price ioe. Sold by uonneu uros. anu ris Bangs, druggists. Tho Greenville Independent looks very sweet and nice In a complete new spring dress of tho latest style. Tho Portland people havo decided on Juno 0th as tho dato for tho band convention, and are already planning for a big tlmo. Mrs. Mariette PInkerton, of Orleans died Monday of old ago, having reached her ninety-second year. Fun eral Wednesday, at 1:30 p. mM from tho residence of John lllgbee, Inter ment In Hlgbeo'a cemetery. M A K It I A i K I.I 'J K N S I IS. John V. Smith, 21 Pewamo; Maud C Kruger, 19, Fowler. Benjamin A. Ludwick, IS, Pewamo; Ida Beoby, 21, bncparu. Charles Kay. 40, Orleans; Eva French, 22, Greenville. Verne Pope, 21, Belding; Clara Gilbert, 21 Belding. Daniel W. McVean, 21, Stanton Junction; Maud S. Strong, 20, Stanton J unction. Everyn A. Little, 47, Berlin; Sarah Curtis, 44, Ronald. Wm. R. Chappie, 2:, Berlin; Lillian 1. Drake, 22, Berlin. Joel L. Colby, 20, Portland. Agnes May, LS, Westphalia. Albert North way, 00, Smyrna; Mrs. Julia Berry, 4,5, Cowan. Jay W. Parmenter, :l, Orleans. Annie Berndt, 18, Odessa. Wm. P. Ryan, 2t', Big Rapids. Catharine Coe, 20, Ionia. Odio W. Stanton. 22, Kent county. Eunice M. Sherman, 21, Keene. The Best in the World. Wo believe Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is tho best In tho world. A few weeks ago wo suffered with a se vere cold and a troublesome cough, and having read their advertisements in our own and other papers we pur chased a bottle to see If it would effect us. It cured us beforo tbo bottle was more than half used. It is tho best medicine out for colds and coughs. Tho Herald. Andersonville, Iud. For salo by all druggists. W. II. Martin has closed his cij;ar store in Ionia and It is understood will locato at Escanaba. Tho life of tho elevator boy is truly ono of ups and downs. jx Perfect (.entleninn. "So you proposed to Miss I)e Vcre!" exclaimed Miss Cayenne. "Yes," answered Willie Washington, "yesterday evening." "What did she say?" "I don't remember. I heard her tell a friend she was going to see how many proposals she could get this sea son, and I thought it would only be po lite of me to help out." Washington Star. The longest canal in the world Is the Erie, In New York, extending from Al bany to Buffalo, a distance of .".si miles, The cost of construction was $,"2,540,- S00. I'nrla Is France. Paris has always been Fiance. All the great movements of the country have been centered here, whether po litical, religious, social, literary or ar tistic. So that any attempt to trace the history of the city launches one Imme diately Into the study of the nation. while an effort to master the history of the French people sends one to l'aris. One realizes this particularly when he comes to study the lives of her great men and women. They may have been born In the south or east or north or west, but to rise to the llrst rank they were obliged to seek the capital. It was there they sought Instruction, formed relations, began their careers, played their parts. Scrlbner's. Nut Tnctfnl. Lord John Bussell was not tactful. On one occasion he took the Duchess of Inverness down to dinner, and after he had sat down for a minute he Jump ed up and went to the opposite side of the table and sat by the Duchess of bt. Albans. Ills wife asked him afterward why he had done It. He said. "I should have been ill if I had sat with my back to that great lire." "I hope," said Lady John, "you gave your reason to the Duchess of Inverness." "No," he said, "I didn't, but I told the Duchess of St. Albans!" NEW SPRING SUITS and OVERCOATS. C Our Assortment of NEW j SPRING SUITS Domestic Infelicity. Husband What's worrying you now? Wlfo Oh, I was thinking about the lace curtains you said I might buy for the parlor. If 1 don't get them, the neighbors will think I can't afford them, and If I do. they'll hide the view of our handsome new furniture which the neighbors might have through the windows. Philadelphia Press. Some men are never satisfied. After having their limbs broken, heads smashed, etc., they go to law and try to get further damages.-Chicago News. Make life a ministry of love, and M will always be worth liviv. A CAMERA Is an aid to tho enjoyment of a vacation. It is also a source of much pleasuro at home. It is educational in Its inllueuccs. Every family should possess a camera. CAMERA BARGAINS. 20 per cent, off on Eastman Kodaks. 15 per cent, off on Promo's and Cyclone Magazines. NEW CATALOGS. fiO per cent, off on Klondike Cameras, eruarantccd first class picture takers finely finished In heavy grain leather, includes one double plato holder. Your choice of 4x5 or 3jx-tt sizes. Best quality Achromatic lenses. Regular price $5.00, now $2.50 A. G. BEDFORD, Dependable photogrnpic dries of all kinds. sun- Were never more attractive than they are this Spring We have the latest productions from the best manufacturing houses in the United States. Stcin-Bloch suits equal to custom made The Newland Hat Just received in all the latest shapes. Yours for latest styles and the best goods for the lowest prices. Holmes Bros Special Sale This Week. Through our New York buyer we have secured a lot of Sea Island Percales, The best Percale on the market. They are worth at retail 12 1-2 cents per yard. We sell them this week at () Cents per YnrcL They will not last long at this price. Belding Bargain House, New Belding Block. Put Your Faith in Good Footwear. Cheap Shoes cannot be made of good material, as a guarantee we have had 29 years experience in manu facturing, buying and selling shoes. mC C Ct Our Special line of Ladies' jjOO, $J.25 and Jtf.tt). shoes before buying, we can save you from 10 to 25 per cent. We also have the finest line of Gents' .00,tf.50 and 4.00 shoes ever shown in the county. New stock and new styles. Goods guaranteed. Call and see them. IPir (Scbeu fcem Dciitscljcn publican cine bcsoirtcrc iii!atoing unscrcn Scbubcrtcu zx besuebcu. Tlio Up to -On. to Shoo Store, Carriage for salo A. Puhrman. Pere Marquette R. R. JANUARY, 1900. Truln Leave IN-Minff follow: Fur ClrandUaplJsumlChlco. -.-s p m For Detroit am. f;-;-;;iiV,o m., 4l p. m. For .salnaw and Hay I'lty. . . " . I I U. III., U . t . For IlV UiVpVd's and SI anion ... " j ) 7:40 a. m., &:.!) p. m. For Howard City v , m 8:11 a. m., 1 :4) p. in., f:.U p. m. For (JrcrnVllle : "!., S:I4 a. m. I ;40 p. m., 5:M p. '5:3 P- m For Lowell 10 :M a. m., p. m. H. F. MOF.M.KH, Acungwen. i .ism, M. I j. OSTEHIHU'T, ARt. Sample Testimonial. KIDNKY-KOLA CO., IlF.LDINO, MICH. Cf.ntlemkn: One T0 cent box of Kidney-Kola has given nio new life and more energy. I did not havo enough energy to stand up straight, was always leaning on some thing. Am on my HcconJ lxx now. Yours truly, O. J. LlTTLK. sm banner lob print Catches Them All. Come and Sec Us- Over I'eo ple'n Savings Hank. MtHtTiiAOK HAI.K. DF.FAUI.T has been made In the conditions of a morttfatfc, containing a power of salo, mailt; by Charles Loper and Mary, his wife, both of HelilW. Ionia county, Michigan, to the Capi tol Investment, Ilutldlntf & Loan Association, of Lantintf. Michigan, dated July )th. 1W1. re corded I In the ofllce of tho Kegister of Deeds of Ionia county. Michigan, August lth. IHid. in Liber HN of Mortgages, on page fW. There is claimel to be du' on ft a Id mortgage at this dato One Hundred Forty--ight nml 15-lOOtb Hollars (WI4H.15). No suit or proceeding at law has been Insti tuted to recover the debt remaining secured by such mortgage, or any part thereof. The mortgaged premises are situate in tho Village of Melding, Ionia county, Michigan, and are described as Lot Two ('') of lilock Four (4) in Sabln's Addition to tho Vlllago of Holding, Michigan. These premises will be sold at tho front door of the Court House in the City of Ionia, within the County of Ionia, on tho i:Hh day of July, A. U. 11MKI, at two o'clock p. tn., to satisfy tho amount due on said mortgage, costs and ex-pcns'-s of sale. Including the attorney feo pro vlded In said mortgage and by law. Dated April lth, IWM. Caimtoi. Investment. Itrit.mNU & Loan association, CAHlU.it Wood. Mortgagee. Attorneys for Mortgagee. Sale of State Tax Lands. State or MicmoAN. ) At'MTOH (IKNEIIAIH DEPARTMENT, LANSINd. Aritll. , I INK). ) Notice Is hereby given that certain lands situ ated In the county of lonla bid off to tho state for taxes of inurt and previous years, and de scribed in statements which will be forwarded to the oftlce of tho treasurer of said county, and may bo seen at said oftlce previous to tho dav of sale, will be sold at public auction by said treasurer, at the count seat, on the first Tues day of May next, at the time and place desig nated for the annual tax sale, If not previously redeemed or canceled according to law. Said statements contain a full description of each parcel of said lands. Kohcok D. Dix. Auditor lleneral. W. I. Hcncdict sells Hex Tahlcts.