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WHAT IS GOING ON. Tlturiuliiy, Sitiiibrr 0. 8:X) p.m. Uuyul Nt'ixbtura. 7:30 p. in. Sunbeam Lody, D. of II. h'rldity, September !41. 8 p. m. A. O. U. W. Sat urly, Nrptemler M'Z. 8 p. m. I. O. Forester. 8 p. m. L. O. T. M. Moiultty, September 144. 8:iJt) p. m. M. W. of A. TtHly, September 7:30 p. in. I. (). O. F. 8::?0p. m.- Intern Star. We aluentlay, September ''i. 8:(K)p. m. Court of Honor. BUSINESS LOCALS. Second hand bicycle $10, new inner tubes. W, I. Benedict. Brain Bread made and sold only by the W. S. Canfield Co. Foil Salk Chkai. Second-hand harness at rales' livery barn. Helen A. Newman has a big line of Misses' and Ladies' strest hats. Nice five room house with well and cistern for sale cheap and ou easy terms. Fkkd McCUK. Il2. Helen A. Newman has a few fall hats for 6chool children at 2o cents. Also, ladies' utitrimmed felts, same price. Head announcement in this paper of the Cimarron Gold Mining and De velopment Co., "A Golden Opportun ity." tf Mrs. Judd C.Smith is prepared to take pupils in voice culture, piano or organ. Special terms to those wish ing both vocal and instrumental les sons. I have on the state road, just west of the brick yard, a piece of land which 1 have divided into four lots each con taining one aero and will Poll cheap. Very desirable for anyone wishing to make a home and engage in gardening, fruit raising, etc. J. T. ANGELL. Have you seen our new percale wrappers for only one dollar each? Come in and look them over. We have the best ten dollar winter jacket in the world which cannot fail to give satisfaction. IJ. J. Lko.vard. Th' Future of Our Lrm. Professor Yung of the University of Guef, Switzerland, entertains great fears concerning the future of our lower limbs. This sage Is of the opin ion that within the next thousand years human beings will have forgot ten how to use their legs, and that these limbs, if evolution will not do away with them, will serve as mere ornaments to the rest of the body. Professor Yung states that at the present age human beiugs show a de cided aversion to personal or physical locomotion, and this is more manifest every time a new automatic traveling Instrument is invented and rendered practical. Steam, electricity, cable power and the different velocipede ma chines all Itenr an Influence over us and create a dislike for walking, and the future generations will likely have the convenience of steerable airships nt their windows' and electric auto mobiles at their doors, and these con veyances will be so cheap that almost every one can own them, and this means the doom of our legs. The latter will be regarded as super fluous appendages, no use will be made of them, and who knows but that tkey may disappear altogether? Hut so much more will our arms develop In length and strength. These are the cruel laws of evolution, and it will be due to their planks that future gen erations will again resemble the apes. There will come another epoch of short legs and long arms. Complied With the Law. "A oi l tain well known Mobile law yer, who was lame and had something of a reputation as a lighter," said a southern gentleman, "was at one time attorney iu a suit that caused much ill feeling. lie won the suit for his client, and the loser vowed vengeance. 'Iu pursuance of that same,' in the lan guage of Truthful James, he one day went Into the lawyer's oltice and sulk Jetted him to a tirade of abuse that Mould have caused a salt water cap tain to die from pure envy, such was his talent iu vituperation. "The lawyer answered him nothing, to the surprise of two or three meu who were present, but, getting out of his chair, began to hobble backward. Ills enemy, thinking he was retreating, followed him up, with more abuse and threatening gestures. "The lawyer's foot finally - struck ngainst the wall, when he suddenly straightened up and saying, 'Gentle men, I call on you to witness that, on account of tills wall, I have retreated as far as possible' (the general law of homicide), drew out a derringer and shot his opponent. "At the trial he was acquitted, his witnesses being the men present at the time of the killing, who testified to the lawyer's having retreated as far as possible." New York Tribune. Mil.mXU AIAHUiSTS. tlELDINQ, Sep. 20, 1900. Flour, V cwt. Uotaii cwt. Retail. 2 00 V cwt. piUODX 2 20 I (X) IV 00 Corn Meal, V cwt, " yton.... Feed, V cwt chop.... $un-"- Ilran, y cwt MiddllnK. cwt.... Wheat, rod por bu ' white y bu ., Rye, bu 1 00 10 00 72 U Corn, W bu ol.l m riata yi hn now., it Ch 45 Hay. baled. V ton Wi "0 Apples, y hbl auofi S N) l'otatoos, p bu now A on llnana 1i till I W Huttcr. V Kkrh, V o Saxe, y to... T n mA M f'i.i.k.,11. M U Th Ofl it..) Hi tt ilrixMPH a na w 1, W cwl.,tlresse y cwt., live. . f, y cwt. rive wet V&'SZZrZA Pork, cwtur. sH. d j uot& o Mutton. dVciw d WW 2 15 Lnd Planter, y ton.... Calcined rioter, y 5 (10 9 W ft ? Local Brevities. S ft The high school rejoices in a new piano. LaSeer, palmist, is a guest at Hotel Brickcr. First frost of tho season Tuesday morning. Mrs. W. I. Benedict has gono to St. Louis, to try tho baths. L. B. Hall, of Grand Itaplds, has been in the city this week. Miss Mabel Stone was in Grand Rap ids, Tuesday and Wednesday. Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Atwood of Detroit, Wednesday, a daughter. Miss Minnie Ilubbell of Detroit, Is visiting friends in Greenville and Belding. Allen T. Demorcst Is In Grand Ilap Ids this week attending a missionary convention. Eastern Star installation of officers next Tuesday evening, let all the mem bers attend. Our esteemed friend, C. M. Slayton, favored tho Bannku office . with some fine grapes. Mrs. Mary Young of Mlddlevllle is the guest of her old-time friend, Mrs. W. A. Melutyre. Miss Lillian Brown, of Ionia, last year a teacher in our school, visited in town over Sunday. Miss Jennie Wagner returned Mon day to her duties as one of the instruc tors in music at Alma college. Frank itichmond, who has been in Massachusetts for between six and sev en years, has returned to Michigan. Sold through Charles Brown Real Estate Agency house and lot on corner of Mary and Front street to Oscar A. Day. Geo. Ualmann went to Portland Wednesday to give an ariel perfor mance at the Farmers' picnic held there. A football game is advertised to take place Saturday afternoon at Green ville, by tho Greenville and Belding teams. Miss Avis Coville visited Ionia friends Saturday and on Monday left for Olivet college to continue her studies. Twenty-lour tickets were sold at this station last Sunday for tho last Detroit excurion of the season, and twelve for Lansing. Miss Annette Bingham has a class n drawing and blackboard sketching at school, and also a water color class at her rooms. Mrs. B. F. Spencer and daughters Katie, Florence and Jennie, of Wash ington. D. C, have been guests at J. A. Spencer's this week. Flsk Bangs, wife and son have re turned from a several weeks' visit with fr.ends in Lansing and Grand Ledge and adjacent points. Mrs. Hoppough, who has been vis iting her daughter, Mrs. L. B. Hall in Grand Rapids, returned Monday to her daughter's, Mrs. Coleman's. h. F. Ilerrlngton, wife and daughters left Tuesday for Three Rivers to' at tend a regimental reunion of Mr. II. 's regiment. They return Friday. Saturday evening Miss Rosevelt en tertained a party of young ladles with an "Initial Party" In honor of the birthday of Miss Myrta Marshall. Series tvvcnty-Gve, Belding Building and Loan Association, is now open for stock subscriptions at the secretary's office, A. Wagner, in tho Belding block. Wrhilc attending the gathering at Wm. J. Barker's Wednesday, Mrs. Bushert exchanged cloaks with some one. one would be ciau to near irom tho other party. Now ads this week: W. C. Martin, W. S. Canficld Co., Central Drug Store, T. F. Ireland, W. I. Benedict, A. G. Bedford, Ionia and Kooiman Bros., Grand Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Leonard are the happy parents of a baby girl. Mrs. Leonard has been at her parents' ic Stanwood, for several weeks, and Jay has been there for a week. W. L. Cusser was initiated into the mysteries of tho Elks at Ionia, Thurs day evening. W. F. Sandell, A. B. Hull, W. J. Knott and G. F. Smith of this city were in attendance. Mrs. L. K. Webster attended a De greo of Honor rally and school of in structlon in Grand Rapids last week, Wednesday and Thursday. She de livered an address on Thursday even ing. J. II. VanNess of Ionia, accompan led by a brother and wife of Ohio, who are visiting him, drove to Belding Tuesday, for the purpose of taking a look at a live, enterprising and pro gressive little city. Miss Helen Baker, of Grand Rapids, returned from Europe last week and Is in the city to-day arranging to resume her class In piano and organ next week. Her studio for tho present at loast will bo at Mrs. J. 11 Clemens's. Detroit Is soon to have a new inde pendent evening penny paper and it is to bo named. "To-Day." James Scher merhorn, formerly of the Hudson Ga zette, and for over four years on the editorial staff of tho Detroit Free Press, will launch tho venture ltKl'UUMCAN CLU1I. A meeting was held at Justice Foote's ottlceMonday evenlng.and a re organization of the Young Men's Re publican club effected. The new offi cers elected are: President, Dwlght Sheldon; vice presidents, lit ward, C. R. Foote, 2d ward, Chas. Madden, 3d ward, Romaln Robinson; secretary and treasurer, Geo. W. Moulton; Ex. Com., II. L. Pago, W. D. Ballon, Wal do Francisco, C. R. Cowdin. Hal. II. Smith of Ionia, president of of the state league of clubs, was pres ent and made somo remarks, also coun ty Clerk Glenn Lawless. The club Is a triile late In getting started, but will let no grass grow under its feet from now on. The room formerly occupied by Netter in Earle's block, has been engaged for club headquarters and a sign hung out. A thorough canvass will bo made for members and there is no Intention to slight any one, but an Invitation will bo extended to all to sign tho roll. A first voters aux iliary is planned in connection also a marching club. More ginger and red fire will bo injected into the campaign from now on. LAST AM) 11EST. Tho Concert Course will this year cap the climax with tho talent they present. Besides tho eloquent and able lecturer) mentioned last week thero will be 40 musicians. The course opens the middle of No vember with tho Fadetts Woman's Orchestra of Boston, 21 Artists, Caro line B. Nichols; Conductor, Hellen Webb, Solo Violinist. This number is even bettor than tho orchestra of two years ago; better talent and more experience. The Slayton's Jubilee Singers are something new for for tho course and will - o a winner. They filled 22"i engagements last season. Tho Quaker Male Quartette and Miss Nellie B. Turner as reader and ac- compainist will bo a very satisfactory number. Last but not least am our old friends of three years ago, tho Moart Symph ony Club. Tho photos of all In the course arc on display in Benedict's window. Season tickets arc on sale Oct. 1st, by Supt Marvin and W. I. Benedict druggist. Wm. J. Barker invited his neighbors and G. A. R. post friends to attend a polo raising at his home, a short dis tance west of the city Wednesday, and in spite of the threatening weather about eight? gathered there and en joyed themselves very much. A pic nic dinner was served, the pole, a fine one, was raised with old glory and a McKlnley and Roosevelt streamer lloatlng therefrom. Hearty cheers wero given for tho Hag and for the candidates and Hon. A. L. Spencer de livered an address that impressed all with Its candor, its plainness and truth fulness. That neighborhood can be depended upon to do its wholo duty by the Republican ticket. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Nye have re ceived a letter from their son George at Galveston wherein he gives some particulars of his providential escape. Ho says It is impossible for the news paper accounts to bo overdrawn or even do it justice, that one who is not an eyo witness of It all cannot conceive of the magnitude nor tho frightfuhiess of the disaster. He expected to leave there and go to Houston, Texas as soon as ho could get away. Tho M. E. conference has made the following appointments: Belding, A. O. Carman; Belding Circuit, John Klose; Greenville, A. F. Hart; Green- Circuit, Win. Judd; Lowell, J. W. Mc Allister; Saranac, J. W. Stiff; Vergen- nes and Keenc, J. W. Westbrook; Ionia, W. II. B. Urch; Portland, J. W. Carlisle; Pottervillc, O. J. Golden; presiding elder Lansing district, W. M. PuiTcr. E. E. Fales, the old reliable up-to- date liveryman, has just received di rect from the manufacturers, tho Rid dle Coach and Hearse Co., of Ravena, Ohio, an elegant new five glass landau. It Is a beauty and the amount it cost would make the eyes of a person unac quainted with tho facts, open very wide. It is quite an addition to his equipment. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hetherington have been entertaining her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Kapllnger of Springfield, Mass. They had been to Chicago and stopped here for a week on their way home, leaving Tuesday. Mr. Kapllnger Is the owner of an ex tensivo printing and binding establish ment in that city. Local hunters have been carefully watching tho birds this season and are satisfied that there will be fine sport this fall when tho season opens. Quail they say, havo been especially prolific tho majority of old birds raising two broods. Patrldgo aro reported fairly numerous. Tho Banner omco received a very pleasant call this morning from Mr. Wm. F. McKnlght, tho Democratic can didate for Congress from this district. Mr. McKnlght is a very pleasant gen tlcman to meet socially, but of course his political views differ radically from ours. Broneon claims It can show more cement sidewalks and crosswalks than any village of 1,200 inhabitants in America. More than two miles of ce ment walks will havo been laid in 1900 In that village. A new floor it) being laid In Hotel Belding billiard room. Mrs. N. Lapham has returned from an extended visit la Detroit. Rev. W. H. Thomas, of Ionia, de clines to be the democratic nominee for state senator. W. J, Mosgrove has moyed into the bouse formerly occupied by Dr. Black on Washington St. Arthur Brown and wlfo mourn tho loss of their little baby. The burial took place Wednesday. ' Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Weter enter tained his cousin and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Eber Weter of Wisconsin, last week. Mrs. Rodger s and Miss'strunk of Hillsdale aro making friends hero a short visit on their way homo from Petoskey. Little eleven year old Alice Mcln tyre played the wedding march for her sister's wedding last and done it very nicely too. At the annual meeting of tho Ran ney Refrigerator Co., tho old officers wero all ro-elected. Work was also re sumed last week. Fred Mlnicr and wife of Palo, were the guests of Belding relatives the lat ter part of last week. He is connected with the Palo Post. Kooiman Bros, of Grand Rapids are putting down cement walks for tho Beldlng-Hall Co., and also at tho resi dence of B. P. Hall. We are pleased to say that Mrs. I. L. Ilubbell and Miss Florence Wagner both of whom have been quite ill, aro convalescing rapidly. Rev. Elmer Sprague of East Jordon is visiting his parents and sisters, on hi9 return from conference, and will occupy tho pulpit of tho M. E. church next Sunday. Tho census returns give Grand Rap ids a population of 87,665. This is about 10,000 less than tho fond antici pation of greatness Grand Rapids peo plo have been entertaining. B. J. Lowrey of the Howard City Record has been nominated by the Re publicans for representative in the state legislature from tho second dis trict of Montcalm county. Excellent choice. The ladies of tho Congregational church will dedicate their now dining room and parlor at the church, by holding an oyster supper, Wednesday evening, Oct. 3d. Let every body come and have a good time and a good supper. Hon. Wm. O. Webster, republican candidate for judge of probate, was in the city Tuesday afternoon on his way to Smyrna, where he addressed an en thusiastic meeting in the evening. A McKlnley and Roosevelt club was or ganized. That most excellent trade publica tion, tho Michigan Tradesman, cele brated its eighteenth anniversary last week by an issue consisting of 100 pages and containing a number of special articles, one of which was by W. D. Ballou of this city, upon the basket industry. It is with pleasure we noto that the M. E. conference has returned Rev. Carman to the Belding charge. As stated last week he will begin a two weeks' tent meeting, using the largo district tent, and will bo assisted by Evangelist Morehouse, who led tho meeting at tho Long Lake Camp meet ing thi9 year with great success. On August 1 thero wero 409,303 mem bers of the A. O. U. W. Tho net rain In tho month was 3,970 members. From date of organization to July 1, 1900, the disbursements on A. O. U. W. death claims havo been $101t246,980.J. All told, nearly 50,000 members of the A. O. U. W. have passed away. the Children A lino of goods from a big firm who make, kindergarten supplies. The boxes contain cards, with holes already punched so tho children can work out pictures of animals, fruit, leaves, birds, etc. , Colored thread in each box. 10c, 15c, 25c 50c a box. Lovely September Portrays Nature in her prettiest moods. Every scene has the September quality of beauty. Now then como tho perfect days for camera work. We carry all supplies you may need at prices that suit. We will pay 60c each for 6 first-class films or plates of prominent buildings in Belding. For Boys Only We have T0 back numbers of tbo Frank Mcrrlwcll stories they start from No. 1 if you want any particular one to fill out your set como in. They arc 5 cent chunks j9 u BENEDIGTj DRUGS and GOOD VALUES IN SECOND STOVES T. FRANK "We Never Sleep." aimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmifl I Now lor the Fall Trade ! Our fall stock is now arriving, tho largest and most m complete stock that we have ever shown. We pro- a sr poso to sell these goods. We do not propose to m interfere with the election and the election must jn not interfere with our business. There has been m frorao decline In prices and our customers shall m havo the benefit. All Stnnclnrd lrints Go per yard, A low extra fimoy prints (So per ynrd, llrown cot forts Train 5o per ynrd up, m An immense quantity of Dress Goods, all up-to-date g m Trimmings. A large Invoice of plain and fancy mm . silks. Come in and see the new goods. :EE SPENGER & LLOYD. 3 BROS 3 Tho GrcGn, Green Grocers. (If You Don't Believe it Come in and see.) VIS GIST A linS iind VRUITS and Everything In tho Gruvcry TAno Strlotly l(lrst LAMB Always Awake Always Hustling seller in. we Public Books weeks HAND AT IRELAND'S. o o o ? c BROS. of stories equal to any by Optic, Alger Jr., Ellis, Castlemon or Stevenson or any other author of boys' stories. Sample pages free. Of course you know about Busy Boo Cough Honoy. So many uso it and tell their friends about It that it's getting to be a noted cure. Weill it's such a big we thought wo would blow ourselves for somo nlco printed paste-board boxes (cartons they'ro called) to put the bottles Busy Bco Cough Honoy will cost you the same as before 10o ttn( 25c but will perhaps lookbetter when havo It placed on our showcases. Library added lately: "Gentleman from In diana," ,4In Connection with the De Wil loughby Claim" and tho Uvea of Webster, Cortes, Plarro and Zachary Taylor. Two for 5 cents. Catalogue free. KODAKS, Belding, Mich.