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5 Noway Items Cutherj'd in by tlio llanuer' Stair ot Special Correspondents. (rattan. Mrs. Will Ward is on the sick list. Tho lato fine rain will bo worth milth to new sown oats. Mrs. Lem H rooks is a littlo better; John Rogers keeps extremely low. MUs Sarah Clemons has Memorial exercises in her t hool today, Tues day Lessiter ditri it. Tho Bostwlck L ike society will hold an lou cream binlul with Mrs. A. S. Holmes next Saturday, Juno 2, in afternoon. All invitod for Mrs. II. has a large, eomodious house to entertain. Otto 1 T. Fi eld rich and wife, of Grand Rapids, visited l'rof. R. K. Ilawley and assistant, Misa Pearl Tucker, of the Union school. May 21, taking supper with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Whitten. Mrs. Ida C'uok, of Knsley, Newaygo Co., has been a visitor with Mrs. M. A. Lossitor, alo Mrs. Rllla Whitten, of Alpena, who is visiting her childhood homo here after an absenco of twenty four years. Mr. aud Mrs. .1. A. Lessiter enter tained their family relatives with a dinner of chicken piu, fish, ico cream, cako and other accompaniments, May 27, also their friends, Mrs. Ida Cook, Ensley; IVof. R. IC. Ilawley and Miss Pearl Tucker. Having visited Miss Lela Eddy's school in Holding I would urge all par ents to do so, and seo these dear littlo ones in their daily kindergarten work. It will shed a sweet remembrance over your hours of toil. Encourage tho children, also Miss Lela who seems perfectly fitted for this work which responsibility we so far truly realize. Captain Paul Qulncy and wife, of Boston, Mass., who aro visiting awhilo taking in the beauty of Wabasis Lake at Mr. L's farm. Capt. Q. is a stair chute bicycle rider and the champion of tho world in this feat of riding down an inclined stairway of 120 feet start ing from a height of 0.3 feet. Can be seen at Reed's Lake, Grand Rapids, the first week in July. Alton. Mr. Maclntyre will load cars at Ver- gennes thi.- weck. Mrs. Orrln Trumbull visited Mrs. Furea White, Thursday p. m. Four carloads of lumber are on the track at Vergennes for a depot. Tho much needed rains have come In sufficient quantities to do great good. The Congregational society at Host wlc Lake will hold an ice cream social at Mrs. A. S. Holmes' Saturday p. m. this week. Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Keech went to Grand Rapids, Friday and closed the purchase of the Geo. White farm at $1,700 and have their deed. Mrs. A. S. Holmes is looking for her two grandsons Emory and Harrold from North Haiti more next week to spend tho summer with her. Wo are listening for riuging of wed ding bells in Alton. The would-bo brido has been up and looked over tho farm and houso fixtures with reported satis faction. Tho saw mill on the Holmes' farm has shut down until September to give a chance to haul and car the lumber as teams are hard to hire in sufficient numbers to clear the yards and do skidding. Tho Alton malls was nut on tho trains Monday at Lowell and took free ride to Saginaw and returned to Lowell. Whv tho pouches were not delivered we don't know, neither does the postolfice otliclalsat Alton. The censns enumerators will all start on their duties Friday, Juno 1st. Now we arc looking up our nationality. They will ask many questions that may seem impertinent, but are neces sary and must be truthfully answered Itartontille. Tho much needed rain has come at last. Nellie Tower visited at F. J. Rich mond's last Friday. Mrs. Floyd Totten from Holding was calling on her old friends last week. Walter White's sister from Grand Ranids and niece from Toledo, Ohio visited at hls'placo a few days las week. A Kern Clrnr Itraiu. Your beat feelings, your social posi tion or business success depend largely on the perfect action of your Stomach and Liver. Dr. King s ISew Life rill give Increased strength, a keen, clear brain, high ambition. A 2o cent bo will make you feel like a new being Sold by Conncll Hros. and FUk Hangs druggists. that tea loses strength the air. It collects dust, the tender leaves are sealed package is cheaper, because it protects the tea and preserves its strength and flavor. UAtJDI TEA is sold in sealed packages only Pure and fragrant. "IT COSTS HO MORE TRY IT" Avon Kco ltd Mary Abbott is visiting relatives in Ohio. Ruth Higging is visiting In Grand Rapids. Harley Henry and beat girl visited in South Hoston Sunday. Tho Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor was burled Saturday. Mrs, George McRoy and daughter Dottio visited at Henry Foe's Sunday. Mrs. James Henry and Mrs. It. N. Spark visited Mrs. Gilbert Ayers Sun day. Ed. Hoskln, who has gono insane, was takon to Ionia Thursday; and placed in the hands of tho sheriff. Jim Middeaugh and family will leave for tho State of Washington this week, where they will make it their homo. Mr. Houghwont of near Lowell has bought tho Emmet Woodman farm and has moved in tho Cannon house till he can get a houso built. There will be an ice cream social at Mrs. Carrio Scott's, Saturday evening, June 2, for tho benefit of tho new fence for the cemetery. A cordial invitation j to all. The bee at tho cemetery the 21st was well attended, but did not get the fence all up, and there will be another beo, May 30, for decorating and finish ishing the fence. The society will have as nice a fence as there is in tho county, around a cemetery, when it Is completed. Seu what a society can do. On May 22, 1S."(), in the township of Keene, at tho residence of Jamos How en, A rchelancs C. Lee and Miss Har riet E. Howen were united in the bond of matrimony, tho ceremony being performed by Rev. Alfred Cornell of Iouia; May 22, 1!)00, tho fiftieth anni versary of the wedding was celebrated at tho residence of Edgar Kennedy, in the township of Keenc, Mr. and Mrs. jca coming from their homo near Fi le, Mich., in accordance with a re quest from their many relatives and friends to celebrate the event in Keene rather than in Elsie. There were for ty guests present, six of whom attend- d the original ceremony in 18.")0, namely: Mrs. Electa Howen, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Leo of Koene. and Am pa lull of Gowen, which with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Leo are the only survivors that witnessed tho event, with tho ex ception of Mrs. Caroline Hovee, who lives at Des Moines, Iowa. Tho time was spent pleasantly in bringing up old remlnlscenco and a splendid picnic dinner was thoroughly enjoyed. One of tho stories that was related was the experience of Mr. and Mr.. A. F. Lee, who were then unmarried, and Mr. ind Mrs H. F. Woodman, who are now dead, in their trip to the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Lee. They went with an ox team and lumber wagon, there being no horses or buggies in the country. When they reached the hill by the Marble school house, one of the oxen became unyoked and went to tho woods. Tho finally recaptured the ox and went on their way, al though it caused considerable delay. Such things however were no consid erable hindrance in those days. Cannonsburg. Joyce is suffering from ivy Joo poison. JMel Coil of Grand Rapids visited at Mr. Joyce's Sunday. Mrs. Johnson of Otlsco, called on friends hero Thursday. John Hookey and Maudo Hosier of Grattan, were guests of Mabel Hookey Sunday. J. II. Haker of Mill Creek, and Mr. Killean of Grand Rapids was in this vicinity Sunday. A free show was given last Thurs day evening, by parties advertising tho principal business firms of Grand Rapids. Ur. Crosby was a guest of Rev. Hoi- comb Saturday night, and attended (juarterly meeting at South Lowell, Sunday. Tho much needed rain makes all na ture look grand and beautiful. The country never was prettier so our city friends say. The second annual commencement exercises of Cannonsburg High school will take place at tho M. E. church, Friday evening, at eight o'clock. A lluullnif Sucre".." Wherever properly Introduced Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, as a euro for constipation, has met witn pnenominai sale. Many druggists cannot say enough in oralso of its merits, as well as its great popularity with tho people In 10c trial size and also in 60e and $1.00 Kizes, of Fisk Hangs. and flavor when exposed to dirt and impurities, and crushed in handling. The Smyrna. Carl Hoppough and wife Sundayed at Remus. Mrs. Blanche Bally nee Loaso was in town Sunday. Joo Albert visited at Henry Blos som's Sunday. . Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Hoppough was in Olivet last'week. Charles Hoppough was In Peach Av enue on Sunday. Mrs. Mark Hoppough is in Grand Rapids this week. Miss Lizzie Hamilton visited at Mrs. Ray Ring's last week. The Smyrna cornet ba d expect to go to Portland the 6th. Miss Linn Andrews was a guest of Mrs. E. Condon on Saturday. We have been informed that the de pot will bo complete In 45 days. Elglu Condon purchased a line black team of Frank Hoppough last week. Mrs. Martha Skellcnger who has been sick for sometime is able to sit up. Grandma Hoppough Is with her daughter Mrs. Orson Peterson for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Carles Cowles and wife haye returned from their two weeks' visit with friends. Peaches aro doing finely but the cur culio Is getting in his work in great shape on the plums. Tho cemetery society have decided to have a well dug In the near future, for Irrigating purposes. Mrs. Jennie Streetcr and daughter, of Grand Rapids, visited her brother Walter White last week. A largo turtlo was captured by Mr. Bignal last week, weight :50 lbs. and now turtlo soup is on the bill of fare. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Condon visited over Sunday in Saranao with their daughter Mary. She is about to move to Lakcview. Sunday night Walter Heche, of the electric plant, lost his household goods by lire, buildings owned by company. He was insured. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dicken visited their farm on Sunday. Their horse broke loose and demolished the buggy. No ono injured. Yes. the eclinso was on time, but it was so cloudy that not a very good ob servatlon could bo had. but we had a very line rain which was welcome. An Ico cream social will bo held at Theodore Blasen's, Friday evening, Juno 8. Proceeds to go to the 6chool library fund. All are cordially invited. Mrs. Ranks and Mrs. Thorn, of Hol ing, called to see Mrs. Sam Skcllen- ger Sunday and brought her somo very nice fruit. It is sweet to bo remem bered. Thanks. Orients. Allen Demorest of Holding, was in town Sunday. Rev. Simmons occupied tho pulpit at Ovid, Sunday. Will Mowry was homo from Grand lapids over Sunday. Mrs. I. Wheeler, is having her farm residence repainted. Perry Purdy of Alton, was a guest at Al. Cusser's, May 20th. Clark Seymore and wile, of Ionia, were guests at O. Purdy's, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Schults, of Ionia, Sun dayed with their parents of this place. Chas. Thayer and family, of near Woods Corners, were In town Satur day. Mrs. T. 11. McDonald has returned from a visit with friends of Ovvosso and Detroit. Mrs. Iluth Ellis of Delding, was a visitor at her Uncle Itobcrt HoweV, Sunday. Mrs. John Larabertson, Is spending a few weeks with her parents of Grand Ilapids. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kay entertained a young lauy menu irom lieiuing over Sunday. The W. P. M. society had a very In teresting meetlncr at Mrs. A. L. Grant's, Friday. Miss Nettie Mowry., of Holding, was a guest among relatives and friends of this placo over Suuday. A. D. Purdy and mother, of West Smyrna, spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives of this place. Mrs. Tow no, from near the Heald school house, visited with Mrs. Lucy Clements, tho latter nart of tho week. E. H. Spencer and family of Delding, and Tom Welsh and son, of Nashville, Mich., were callers In town Sunday af ternoon. Frank Lane, of Dig Ilaplds, visited his mother and two brothers and fami lies tho past week. Ills mother re turned home with him for a few day9 Tortur'l a VI1ii-hh. Intense suffering was endured by wltnfs T. L. Martin, of Dixie. Kv. beforo he cave this evidence: "I coughed every night until my throat was nearly raw; then tried Dr. King s Now Discovery which cave Instant re lU.f. I havn usod It in mv family for four rears and recommend It as the t'reatost remedy for Couchs. Colds nnd nil Throat. Chest and lung trou hies. It will stop tho worst cough, and not only prevents but absolutely cures Consumotion. ItIco iAhz and l'!uiri' tmtt.ln mnirjin teed. Trial bot- 'frpn at Connell Hros. and Fisk Hangs. ' CnrnU llmmlng Mor. 'I had a bad running sore on my breast for over a year," bays Ucnry If. Richards, of Willseyville, N. Y., "and tried a great many remedies, but got no relief until I used Manner Salvo After uninir ono half box. I was per fcctlv cured. I cannot reccoramend it too highly, and will never bo without (rattan (raugc. At our last meeting, Thursday even ing, May 21, a class of eight were In structed in tho lessons of the third de gree. Our assistant steward, Clayton Scott, and stewardess, Gertlo Slayton, were at their post and performed their work nicely, "practice makes perfect," and all realize that the above are hav ing the practice, as Grattan Grange is still climbing for the uppermost round of tho ladder. The general business session was carried out in the same enthusiastic manner. As the Worthy Lecturer was not prcs- cut, owing to sickness, Mrs. Laura Clemons acted pro tern. Tho following program was carried out: Ut rliatlon Clara Urooks Duct, ..Miss Fannie Hookey und Ura Watkins Kecitutiou Leulo Kmiuous Solo.. Gertrude Slayton IMncussion led by C. M. Slaytou Talk on Sheep.. . .' Ca.vdus Mason All was rendered in a pleasing man ner, and wo find our literary work is becoming more of the nature of a school, rather than amusement alone. The following program was given out for the first meeting in Juno: Souk "America" Grange Kecltatlon... Heading Tho-Flag Fioy Kamsdel ..Clayton Heach C'a.shlc Mason, Anna Hookey, Glen Smith, " Mabel Scott. Temperance liuotatlons Song Sarah Clemons "Suggestions for benefit of young members:" Sister Uamsdel, Sister Maranda Watkins, Sister Jctory Smith. Urother C. M. Slayton, Urother K. l Nash, Urother N. 1'. Werner. "Suggestions for benefit of oldcrly members Urother Tom liookey, Urother Kay McArthur Sister Maude llessler, Sister Kuby Slayton, Sister Matle Howman. Violin Solo Hro. Solomon Uamsdel Uecitatlon "The Sword of Hunkerlllll".... . . .i Clayton Seott Grange closed in duo form, after tho roll call which numbered to about sev enty-five in attendance. Grange two weeks from stated meet ing in evening at which tlmo tho fourth degree will bo conferred on tho class which is now taking tho degrees, which will make them full pledged (J rangers. Ice cream and cako will constitute tho refreshments. , Vergennes Station. No mall in or out Monday. Elder Mudgo is expected here Juno (Juarterly meeting at Orleans June 2d and 3d. Geo. Uincr of Smyrna, was hero last week Friday. Hall game at Fred Condon's the first of the week. Mrs. Jay Frost is very sick, and un der tho Dr.'s care. Perry Purdy has offered to carry the mail at 60 cents a day. Fern Hachelor is on the sick list at her uncle's, A. A. Sinclair. A card and dance party was held at Orla Weeks, last Friday night. Geo. Lewis was homo Sunday from Heldlng where he is at work. Mrs. D. Church and Miss F. Lavcn dar, arc suffering with severe colds. Willie Dickens of Smyrna wheeled down last Friday to seo his grand mother, Mrs. J. Mosher. Humor is that the 15. It. depot will bo situated on John O. Winglers placo instead of Willi Purdy's. Swiss services were held at the church last week Thursday, on Ascen sion day. A minister from Ionia olli elated and Dan Stouilers child was baptised. Tho K. O. T. M. of Alton will have a celebration July 4th, at the lake In Weeks grove; a good tlmo Is promised to all. The Smyrna band will bo there The program for tho day will be ready next week. All come and help the boys out and bring your dinner has kcts. A Woman' Awful l'erll. 'There is only one chanco to 6ave vour lifo and that is through an opera tion"weru the startlimr words heard by Mrs. I. H. Hunt of Limo Iildge Wis., from her doctor, alter no nau vainly tried to cure her of a frightful caso oi stomacn irouoio anu yunuw . . , , i ii iaundice. Gall stones had formed an she constantly grew worse. Then she began to use Electric Hitters wnicii who lv cured her. It's a wonderful Stomach. Liver and Kidney remedy Cures dyspepsia, loss of appetite. Try it. Only 60 cents. Guaranteed. For sale bv Conncll Hros. and Fisk Hangs druggists. sealed mm. Notice is hereby given that the City Clerk will receive sealed bids lor con htructlng abutments for tho bridge to bo erected on Hridgo street across tn outlet of tho pond inown as Cannon Pond, said bids to bo in accordance with tho specifications now on file I ray office. Said bids to filed with mo beforo 7:30 P. in.. Juno 1st, 1900, each bid to be accompanied by a bond to the amount of $600 to Insuro tho faith ful performance of tho terms and spec ificatlons and subject to tho approval of tho Common Council; tho Common Council reserving tho right to reject any and all bids. Gi:o. W. Moulton, City Clerk. Th A Mot Stubborn fmighfl resulting from an atlnck of larippo or heavy cold, must yield to tho wonder fill healing properties of Foley's Hon ey and Tar, whlcn strcngtnens ine lungsand makes them Bound. Nothing elso as good. W. I. Hcnedict. I.al TnriMltjr Vs the lajr to begin taking Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin for that indigestion. If you didn't you better ask Fisk Hangs at their drue store. They will tell you just what's what for they aro reliable and on the kquaro. Old papers for sale at this ollico. FIVE THOUSAND LADIES AND MEN CITY LAUNDRY, Reed & Holdem ANNOUNCE TIIICIK 18tli Semi mc Latest This Famous Shape. A comfortable and handsome shoe, up-to-date in every way, is the Queen Quality, "Mannish" model. SEE THAT THIS IS BRANDED ON EVERY SHOE. No Shoes in the United States equals this in Beauty, Style ami Durability. THE CITY E. H. SPENCER Proprietor 1 SPRING IS And we are here with the Swellest Line jfc $ of Spring" Jewelry ever shown in the city. jf Good Things at all prices and a variety to m, select from. Our staple line of i i I Watches, Rings and Optical Goods fck Is the Largest please our customers. - fov I A. B. HULL, CLOTHINO! New Stock. New Styles. For Spring of 1900, Have arrived. Call and sec them. Select the Suit you want. Early buyers have the advantage of a large stock to select from. Our Suits are made by the old reliable firm of Kolb S: Sons, of Rochester, N. Y. Their name and hanger is' a guarantee of Style, Fit and Durability. . New Hats, Neckwear and Furnishings. We arc agents for the HOULKVAKD the new 1900 hat. We will be pleased to show you the new styles whether you wish to buy or not, at ' BR1CKER'5 ' STORES, Wanted to bring their work to the CITY LAUNDRY. All work guar anteed satisfactory. We do the Domestic as well as the Gloss Finish. Give us a trial and be convinced. I'hoiie 01, 2 rings. - Annual Millinery Opening -OF- TRIMMED HATS AND BONNETS, You are cordially invited to call and examine our mammoth dis play of Spring Aillinery. Yours truly, Reed 8c Holden. IAno oi Shoes Now in SHOE STORE. HERE . . . and the Best, and we live to Wk WATCHMAKER AND ENGRAVER. it in the houso." VV. I. Hcncuict. Main Street Beldixip:.