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Richard Howler, a pioneer lies at the point of death trotn jjantjreno of the foot. llttlo Kitty Less iter la making a three days' visit with her cousins at Uncle Charlca KddyV. Dr. G. M. Spencer has bought the house and lot next to him on the east and is repairing the house. (Jrandma"' Klkins has bought the tioiihu and more than one lot of land between the stores and extending bank. Fred Cornell who is a very fino mu sician, will ,rlvo music lessons in our vicinity, and we predicj his class will prow. Mrs. Tom H rook a can use her ripht han-.l a little more than before jfointf to Ann Arbor, but the improvement will be very slow. Mr. and Mrs. Abram Smith have, re turned from uear (Jraton, South Da kota, and will make a lengthy visit with relatives here. Mrs. M. A. Lessiter visited Grand Kapids relatives over Sunday, and is in lidding today. May with her Uls ter. Mrs. 1. McCauley, taking dinner with tlieir old time friend, Mrs. ('. Kddy. l Ke-iltng's family were notilied ly telephone that their grandmother, Mrs. Driscol passed away at Grand Kapids Monday evening. Grandma Driscol was very nearly 100 years old, ana near Iriends estimate her age as past a century. Her grandsons start ed for the city early yesterday and will attend the burial services today, May The remains will probably bo brought to the G rattan Catholic ceme tery as grandma was for many years a resident here in our town's early his tory. How true the words: "Friend after friend departs," and how fast our pioneers are departing. Orleans. House cleaning is in order at pres ent Mablc 1'almer, was in (-rand Uapids Monday. lames Lane, is painting A. 11 Grant's house. H. F. Hall and wife, of Uelding, were in town Saturday. A. D. l'urdy, of Smyrna, was in town Saturday. I loyal Hawkins and wife, spent Wed nesday, in Ionia. Mrs. Chas. Leach and Mrs. Wm Cotton, were in Ionia Thursday. Mrs. A. V. Simmons, is making her parents of near Lansing, a visit. Miss Anna Hriggs, entertained a lady friend of Uelding, over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nichols, of Portland, were visitors at Chas. Lenche's over Sunday. George Purdy and family and Ida Hay, were guests at Ai. WycotTs, of Montcalm Co., over Sunday. The Ladies' Aid Society will meet with Mrs. Fannie Smith, May !. You are cordially invited to attend. The Women's Foreign Mission soci ety met with Mrs. T. It. McDonald, Friday afternoon, a very interesting prog ram no was rendered. Yale ColTeo is blended by experts and roasted by the new process, which pre serves the strength and tine lhivor You will pave 'Si per cent by their use. J. . . ork. North Orleans. Will Morris has a very bad boil on his hand. .1. Pretzel and A. Hrown were in Holding Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Schultz visited their daughter in Detroit Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Haight from Ionia were at Long Lake Monday. Mrs. Canivan, Mrs Salyer and daughter-in-law were guests at Mrs. Andrew Glosser's Friday. There will lo a box social Saturday evening, May o, at Andrew Glosser's, proceeds to go towards a library for the Chittle echool. All are invited. One day last week as Mr. Divine was a. work in his field, his horses ran away taking with them a stone boat and about 100 feet of barb wire they broke from a fence, tearing down about 40 rods They ran to Charley Hrown's grist mill and stopped under the shed. Smyrna. Mrs. Hailey, who has been very sick 18 improving. Miss Myrta Kills Sundayed with friends at Alto. Mr. and Mrs. Will Sparks Sundayed at Dell Purdy's. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hlgnell was in 1 each Avenue on Sunday. Mrs. Geo. Northway is some better. She Is attended by Dr. Pinkham. Milan Richmond has gone to Hie Kapids to attend the Ferris school. Mrs. Ivl Green, our landlady, is sick anil does not improve very fast. Dr. Hell attends. Mrs. Sam Skellenger has been verv sick for two weeks. Dr. Pinkham at attended her. A. letter has been received from Clay Tallman. They are coming home J as Kcrtha Is worse. w. Josun made a tour last week which included Saginaw, Hay City, Traverse City, Cadillac and Keed City. The L. O. T. M. will give an Ice cream social Saturday evening, May "th. Everyone come. 5 cents a dish. Mr. Cyrus Iting and daughter have hecn at the farm in Peach Avenue for a week rusticating and enjoying the tine weather. Milo Dicken has exchanged his team with Kimer Fales for a driver and tho difference. Thev will ITQ to Kendal villo to draw lath. The Gleaners gave a hop on Fridav evening, at Hotel Green, about 30 couple being present. A pleasant ttmo was enjoyed. The school children gave a social on Thursday evening for benefit of com mencement, clearing $9. Ice cream and cake wa on the bill of fare. The Crusaders are not getting any converts as yet, but quite a number at tend their meetings. The 1 drums and playing of string instru ments, call tho people together. Albert Northway, our worthy towns man, made up his mind it was not good for man to live alone, and Is now a married man. A long life and a happy one is the wish of your manv friends. K FOR HIE FARMER Ml Afon-Keene. Aunt Jane Hull is very feeble. Farmers are busy sowing their oat. House cleaning is on the program now days. Robert Abbott has hired out to Mr. Ooo"ic"ioo4cio;iorf04ooo2 rasnDaugh for the summer. TIll. Maryl;mtl ..,,.,. ,lt Mrs. R. N. Sparks and son, l loyd, has ,ui,hsIm., s xporlnu-nls with visuea ner sister in Lowell Sunday. loniing pigs. Some of the Important luigene uennells and family of sara- results are: nac, visited at Mary Abbott's Sunday. It was foiytd that with some rations mo gams on pigs could be prod need as low as cents per pound. In all the tests where properly com riniM,.l...l .... .1 1'VMiwui'ii iuiions were useu pork was produced at a profit when the i.Ilts Frank King and wife and Hyron Rich and family visited at John Hos klns' Sunday. Mr. Keech of Johnston is on our road i t . u 1. 1 . . . i 'iuceu in a proiu When again with his grocery wagon, it being M.m, not n(nvnl (j li(,(.oiu( quite an accommodation to tho farm ers. Joe Kesser's colt became frightened at an engine last Monday, and run away and badly demoralized the bug gy, but Joe did not get hurt. Otto Stanton and Eunlco Sherman, were married last Wednesday. Their many friends wish them a happy and prosperous life. They will leave in about two weeks for Iron River where he has a situation in a mine. old. Wolvcrton Plains. Sate Abbey spent last week with her parents. Lydia Hoone went to Coral Friday. returning Saturday. frred Long of Kdmore. was in town the first of tho week. W. Henjamin of Nelson, was the guest of J. Wise last Tuesday night. J. Wise and wife, and L. Johnson, visited friends near Stanton Sunday. lhe surprise rag bee for Mrs. J. Wise last Wednesday was well attend ed. Nelson Krifilth, wife and son visited their parents, J. M. Haslow and wife Sunday. Mr. Clark and wife of Orleans, wero the guests of II. L. Johnson one day last week. Mrs. K. 13. Wise called on her old friend, Alice Pulhemus last week, and found her much better. Albert D. Wise who spent last week with his parents, returned to Cadillac Monday. He. with his mother visited at Smyrna last Thursday and Friday. mo cost of producing . u pound of pork Increases with the age of a p!g.' The aim should be to nrodiieo from loO to 'Joo pound pigs at ; to 7 months old for the greatest profit. Sklmmilk was found to have a feed lug value for pigs equal to fully double the price charged at most of the cream cries of the state. Separator skinmiilk nt one-half cent per gallon and Unseal and gluten meals nt .$15 per ton have about the same value for balancing rations for pi" feed. Cream or king gluten meal was found to be more ce inical for balancing rations for pigs than linseed meal. Ground fodder, such as the new corn product, was found to be a valuable addition to rations for pigs. Shiloh. Mrs. Dora Race is quite low at this writing. r.a. uecker was a visitor at Frank- Stevens' Sunday. Henry Leach, of Grand Uapids. is visiting among relatives here. John Essex visited with relatives in Beldlng Saturday and Sunday. May Mowers are here but no rain, a I(iiImii SfiuiliM. breeding pigeon squabs for market Is profitable. The best stock is the hom ing pigeon. It being of g(M)d size, pro lific, faithful in feeding and of good npi'carance when dressed. The best results are with birds not allowed their freedom, but with wired In areas for exercise. The fittings of a loft an nesi noxos and must .. tliein. drinking and bath dM.es. a box or salt cat and a lump of rock salt oe ioo i required is corn, wheat and Cnnada peas, with barley, oats and buckwheat occasionally and hemp and mulct once in awhile; also green food, as lettuce or cabbage. Some prefer to lei the brooders mate as thev phase Others .1. : ...... . " "' !M. maivo me selec tions. The old birds feed and care for the young until almost of market size. me youngsters bringing better prices If taken before they must shift for wm iiim-h es, as iney at once begin to lose. Squabs are sold dressed and are always in demand. FIVE THOUSAND LADIES AND MEN Wanted to bring their work to th CITY LAUNDRY. All work guar anteed satisfactory. We do the Domestic as well as the Gloss Finish. Give us a trial and be convinced. CITY LAUNDRY, Hume ill, 2 rings. Reed & Holden ANNOUNCE TIIKIR 18th Semi-Annual Millinery Opening -or TRIMMED HATS AND BONNETS You are cordially invited to call "and examine our mammoth dis play ol Spring Millinery. Yours truly, Reed 8c Holden. NEW GOODS Irish ritiitoH. insn potatoes are grown in hills or ridges or in trenches, according to local conditions, sa.vs the Thiladelphia Ledg er. In New Jersey the trench give's "est results, except in very nu.ist sit- !..! ri'i w.....mi.. in,, reason ju it is the roots are deep down when started. As the plant -AT .'lOWX I 1 1 1 1 v,. 1 I.. .1. ........ , , ' I i. wi.ihii noiii nice snower would be welcomed by all. I '"",r sale about it. letting it keep only Aaron Ueasley has moved his familv 1IS 111 'ove until the level is icach- to Port Stanley whero he has been en- Ycrgpiiiu'g Station. Klder Mudo is expected here next bunday. Charles Ucnnells visited his imrent auuuay. mi i on oianiey wiiero he has been en- ' " grow, ami the vigor Ada Church leaves for her home at Kaed t0 wrk. WM.m R,v,'s Iraf '"" h that Evart this wf, Mease1hav fm,n,i tut . .ui. u,,irs lIU' so" !' prevent tho weeds .w.i, i -..w.wuuu viivii nav LU LI1IMI ....!.. l,. Halnh KYtpil nvtmita - i vlclnltv finrl r m0M .1, J M ,U11K " (T.V ViW Potatoes - . vw".vvo vj icavu lur oci. i ""mu. wuuisuivua puinn in mi,.i f v t . Dakota this week. quite familiar. L...,. V. . ... . .. , :,vlsvy. uy .wrs. Aiouio Uelaney moved to Lowell u' oiouuara has nearly completed M" moistem-d blankets or even in .,., last week Tuesday. his job of hauling lumber and expects Uvllars, cutting to the sprout, settiii" .1 , ! 1 1 , . . ln.nn.Tl.l.'l, III... ,.l I i icu tinier is worKlnr on the Frank ""u iu ueiuin soon. and Monta Sayles farm. Nelson Haysmere has moved his fa I . Houlihan took J fr,aK r- mllv to the Ulcelow fRi-m uhnm u " " " " .'UOUI,! UU, 1UI a I " I-l " ' " ilVI U IJUIA pect9 to work this summer. THE VARIETY STORE! drive Sunday afternoon. Fred 1'otruli and family have moved oueK from (.rand Uapids to his farm No MiaHincr Link. Rockford, Mich., Mr. A. II. If made rirht a trial will convince you that Yale ColTee Is tho richest smoothest and most delicate llavored colTeo you ever tasted. J, M. York. A sraliin face often covers an ach infr heart. Mrs. ItetTrnn f T jnnul I . U VUCKI of Mrs. (Juv Vonnn ia,. iA r-iarK, awei known merchant of this v , "",,uy Piace lurnlsnes th0 evidence lackinir .ujr unun anu uaugnier vis- in most remedies, to proye that Dr. A ncu ai l arnell several d Mrs. J. Mosher visited her son, WIN &?IV iAv!ter 8",rcrinr for ov'er 20 'years wee,, Thur8aay. at H CviiwuuigiuuiJU OOX OI Ur. A. VV . iwr . j.ooKey and Miss Herrington nase ointment. I would not take irom Cannonsbur were guests at D. Church's Sunday. Kev. S. T. Morris and wife of Lowell nonored us with their presence at the convention Sunday. iurs. r.ugeno Campbell and Mrs. Alice Hrown of Lowell called on Alton friends last week Friday. Mrs. Jane Church and granddautrh m treiicjies in warm spots and when there is danger of frost covering the ..... .. ... m .in niNin. oer with n i-t 1 with straw. It is trouble, but for the market gardener with the lanev trade or the home grower V il h his little irar- d n it pays. ter In.avo .ki, r 'i "aranieeu to c "cft) wuuuesuay, ior drugg sts, or Dr. A. W C'haso ini Evart, for a visit with her sons. Jasoer Co.. Hutfalo. N. v. ChaSC' Mcd' and Chester. . a , . iviugni ol the (irlp TNtlflH. A very pleasant, enjovable and orofit. kt , V . .... ..1,1 . t . r i iwvLucucu, ill. , iOV. 14 IS' IS able time was had Sunday at tho S. S. 1 was troubled with ,u.,' ' ill- convention held here. PpohIp frnm feeling In my stomach eansod u Halley, Lowell and Holding were ores- Eepsla' nd ,no dofeof Dr. Caldwell's ent. A. T. iWnt. ,n,nw a r u 1 : .in relieved me. I will ' -w. . . I iir. - iir. Wll.rifllir it. a. i . II. . , . Wln-nt It run. 'PI... e . . Aiie lariner wno grows wlicat can make a good profit in selling ids wheat and buying wheat bran to feed out, Kays American Cultivator. The pound ot wheat will nearly pay for two pounds of bran, and the bran if sweet and in good condition is worth more $10 a box for It if I could not obtain IKT P'I t l'e'l to cows in milk more." those soon to r-.-ilve I.. ,-ti..,. xuuusunusoi DGOnie who b,n,.r.Q.,r Ktock. kow h .... r i . r,l f n ' out- ------ i- w. lwl ..iieie v.o..u.u piies, eczema or tho many lami.ing and while Iambs are with mtuiuL', iuriur sk n nui.ui.u ii...... .1 .i .. . . . , . " ------ nun nu I iim in I ,ui uie wuoie WliC.'lf wouM common, have found a norfent. ,..,... .r . . .. . ,u. ,,U11 nu.' i- m . . ' vu.u, ,! u ,s ,lul lj Mi. in,,- ,,.., ,..,,,, uoiiasBu oinimeni. Anv Door un- . i... . " fortunate who is atlliffi Jui "l me wmm can i.e sol ' " " wwv TT 1LII UN V 111 I .... 1 t . . . ... . these troubles can have n f.. c.J:.. ""iiit and siill leave a b box of Dr. Chase's Ointment bv send- ! L' 1 P''''1,1- 11 is -h like nellin; ing stamp to nav Dostann. lVwiti,.in i'1' nutter fat from the milk and f h tfuaranieeu to cure. ,r()e a Imv nil iu atvcs or nigs on skinmiilk ui,ieh Is better for them and has not so high a selling value. If more fat is wanted. SEE OUR I NEW SHIRT WAISTS, SUMMER UNDER WEAR, WALKING HATS AND SAILORS. House Cleaninsr is at hand. lnv, Wm,inu, u,uc HtI Uirlam Rods, Tack Pullers. Carpet Tacks, Ammonia, Sj: Brushes and lots more you need. New Dinner Sm r . cry and Chinaware. Something new all the time. Single Harness for sale cheap; iiiNi Jieycie. W. A. CHA-V U'A m TT T"RTN i-i 'J: smwii is mm ... i ,el to "i .al- Good Tilings at all pi ?c select from. Our staple line oi t V I., 11 llltle linseed lne.il m- ll.iv 1 o... will give it nt less cost than butter fat. IIN-mlcal I'lour. -At mi Illinois farmers institute object lesson was given in the valm an of hi. . , . . u nnuuui it as it is ttio best nieuoed j our. sas The Kuril Ww r.,.,. vutv,lul :?"' i l "1 "Miiod ana indlges- lorKer. Wheat Hour mixed with Hartonvillo. Hen Lou went to Ionia, last Wednn day on business Charley Ayers of Smvrna is working .. i, , ... : - ior r reu Kichmond. Lula Tower working for Warner the pat week. iNHlo Kichmond. has Kapids to attend school. lion 1 have ever nsinM T it puj. travel nc Saleamnn fr l.w. t. Weytel, Importers of Queensware, In dianapolis, Ind. In 10c, 50o and $1.00 uuinus ui v isk uangs. 1- Lucie Richmond last Sunday. ine rscnool social held at lnhn KrifT wad ,.,ii . - "kii atienueu ana wna a puceess financially. Cured m Kumilnir Nor. "I had a bad running breast for over vnf ?. n i Mrs. .In Ulchards. of Will . ' - - ...... . , v ... u,uu Rreat many remedies, but got ,,lf nn rPl of until T .. ,1 ti . ' HIP 0 gone to UIg AftPr ,,Bln n'a n "" iUVU- described ns I.le.,1 iuufciy cureu. i cannot reccommend tt. '"'i",raiinju' as wheat alone. We now a law compelliii',' such Hour to mnped and bianded. Like the It's unwiso tn ... ,L I 0,00 lra". these adulterators want umbrella ho carries until vA .. r,l .3 'n.T to lmliv a 'n eounterfelt, to be sold who owns it. J u uuu as a penuine article. cornineal was made into biscuits milieu were piveii awav and eaten The use of corn with wheat eheapc me Hour without loworim,' its nutri tive value, and, if sold as bh n.led Hour, it would supply an honest pr uct at a cheaper rate than wheat onl.v me corn producing states are natural ly interested in anv effort to inere:i e of their cereal. Onlv let it I Hour," instead f ft i fi . ,VV,,J vuiuu. i uunnot reccommend it ' o. J. King of Held I np. is at hla nlH too hlchlv. and will norm, V..x . .. t . l. . have a homo trimmlnjr nnnnh t..a it In the house." w t n,u tu stn Vll T ..... I , ... r.. ... iuwer visited her friend Miss -f iiuwiiiisr Hucren." 4.1..1. ..... -tT, I ."iiiiirriiiHi I vv iierevcr nrorw-r ir ni,i,. -i t. t ... .1 . .,. rnl1TiPo ,, , Mua-u ir. 01 me .viaiue experiment I?0t0ii . ennittin 1 1 eP8,ln'tta a cure for Ptat Ion pi v,s nut not ice t ha t much adul Hex Tablets cure nervous dyspepaia, fe"tlp& phenominal terated f(,,,inu' stu.r has been s , 1 1 n . J saie Many druggists cannot sav Maine dmimr the .u- i,. .,. m imiso oi its merits, as well Li - n , , no la ..t 1-.. ... I vo vv- tier tile !l:lMie .if i I...... .o .to Kica IHJUUiariiy With the nnnnlo . . ' ' . -i.iii. In 10c trial slzo a.nA ot- i r.,V; Wilder Wheat mie feed. etc.. which I. 00 sizes, of Fisk Hangs. Pure and Fragrant Sold in Sealed Packages Only When all nthnm foil t. i . . , .. . . w-- pieuso anu the world begins to look llko wash day and that mist rises before your eyes which shut nut. oil ii..., . u . V T vi nope, then go to Underwood Hros'. and buy a pound of alo Coffee, drink a nn.i you wil wear a hrt.tTht ..m ''.. after. OUJ",J 'orever Don't bfl deeolfrrl !,. . ,. "utu vuur irroecr tells you ho has coffee just a. good as A. I. C. high-grade. The W. s. Can- field CO. knOW tht. r.onnt U- 7. have heretofore been allowed to pass without Inspection and analysis. They are found to contain refuse from broom com factories, Miinl-s and similar material.-., and h'-i .-.mI of bavin-, as gf"l bran shoidd have, about K' per cent rrotein they have fr n !.i; w l'J per !! t and tlniv are worth fr-n, le :s than two-thirds to tlir.-e-fotn ths the Vftl"l of pure le an. I ! r i ft. r iu h goorts must be hnreie l aid -uaia'it.tMl according tr their v. Pnl 'imposition. FIRU INSUUANCn VM. V. SANDKLL. And we are here with fhp SwpIIp I uH , ! of Sprim; Jewelry ever shown in the city. rV frA rt i3 is the Largest and the Best, and we Hvh tn i please our customers. f 4 A ft UTTT T WATCHMAKER I XI. i), llUUUi and engraver; f CLOTHING! New Stock. New Styles. For Spring of 1900, Have arrived. Call and sec them. Select the Suit you want harly buyers have the advantage of a lare stock to select from. Our Suits arc made by the old reliable firm of Kolb & Sons, of Rochester, N. V. Their name and hanrer is i guarantee of Style, Fit and Durability. New Hats, Neckwear and Furnishings. We arc a-ents for the HOULKVARD the new 1900 hat We will be pleased to show you the new styles whether you wish to buy or not, at ' BRICKER'S STORES, is why they sell them. 8' inai Main Street, Bolcling;.