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Now8y Items leathered in by tlio Banner's Stal' ol Special Correspondent. UratUn. The rain kept maoy from attending the special meeting of Venus chapter O. E. S. March 23. Prof, and Mrs. U. E. Hawley, of the Union school, will have the usual spring vacation next week. Miss Eleanor Emmons entertained a company of young friends last Friday evening, and it is safe to say all had a happy time. Mrs. Wm. Lessltor will have an auc tion sale of farming tools and house hold furniture April 6, and B. Storey a sale of stock, etc. this week. The many friends of Miss Libble Joyce of Cannonsburg, regret her seri ous illness. The family have sympa thizing friends who hope for her speedy recovery. Two good neighbors have left the cares of farm life for town. J. Cranmer and wife moved to Balding last week, and Lon Smith and wife have moved to Greenville. Some three weeks ago Mrs. Wra. Lesslter was driving to Greenville, when hor horse stepped outside the beaten track, falling with such force that she was thrown out, her injuries being in the right wrist, at first thought to be a sprain, it has 6lnce de veloped that the bone was fractured and has been very troublesome but she has shown great courage with all the pain. Dr. Spencer has many sick ones to visit now, but all doing well. Mrs. Geo. Howard and Mrs. Frank Donoven are recovering, also Grandma Elkins. Giles McArthur keeps his strength re markably for one 60 aged, with no hope of getting better; Grandma Margaret Scott has had three relapses from grip, reported better; Mrs. O. I. Watkins is very poorly, Mrs. It. Cook has had a serious time with the grippe, Mrs. J. A. Lesslter has done well since her re turn from AnnArbor, considering the extra work from the sickness of their daughter Bernice, who is now around. Cannonsburg. . Mrs. Alfred Tiffany is very sick with pneumonia. Claude Wheeler of Saranac was in town last week. Libble Joyce is still very ill and her friends are much alarmed. Carl Hartwell of Grand Rapids made his parents a visit Sunday. Mr. F. White of Vergennes Sun dayed with C. S. Judson and family. Aside from the two of recent date, those on the sick list are Improving. Harlow I. Judson who is attending high school in Grand Rapids is heme for a week's vacation. Henry Lampman and daughter Laura of Elmsdale were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hartwell, Friday and Saturday. The Misses Ida Young and Ethel Weller of Silver Lake who are home from Grand Rapids high school for a vacation, made our scribe a call Satur day. Married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Little, March 21st, Dow Hoag of Cannon and Minnie Little of Chauncey. Their many friends wish them a long life of happi ness. The republican caucus of the town ship of Cannon convened at the town hall March 20. The following officers were nominated: Sup., Frank Ladner; Clerk, Geo. Hartwell; Treas., Alfred Tiffany; Highway Com., Wilbur Mof Ot; Justices of the Peace, John S. Ba ker and Fred Thomas; School Inspec tor, Frank Clark; Board of Review, Bert Hartwell. Chadnick. Mr. Fred Cornell of Grattan spent Sunday with Luther Berry. S. J. Smith wishes your attention called to his ad In this issue. H. C. Tallman has engaged John Zlgler to work for him this year. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wean visited in V Grattan Tuesday and Wednesday. Will Lett has hired out to Arby Face of Wood's Corners for the sum mer. Miss Dora Bradley went to her home at Lyons last Friday night for a two weeks vacation. Peter Hendrickson of Coral has hired out to L. C. Fales for the ensu ing year and occupies the tenant house on the farm. "Sewing wild oats" would not be so reprehensible a habit In a man if he did not nearly always get a woman to assist in their reaping. Mr. Chas. Easton was in Coral, Howard City and Amble last Monday on business. Mrs. Easton is visiting her people in Bushnell. Mr. Hundy has traded his farm west of here to Alfred Palmer for a farm In Bu9hell and expects to move as soon as the roads are settled. B. F. Havens and John Jewel went tn North Plains laat Mondav after an A engine but the roads were so bad they were obliged to leave it. Miss Bertha Robinson has been en gaged to teach the Green school and Miss Eva French of Belding to teach the Dorr school this spring. Orlffi. Mrs. Flora Lanewas In Belding Sat urday. School closed Frilay for a two weeks vacation. Mrs. Fred Ostrun returned from a few days' visit In Grand Rapids, Satur day. Miss Jane Balri entertained her brother from near Ludlngton, the past week. Mrs. B. F. Hall md Mrs. E. B. Hale, of Long lake, were guests at Jane Balrd's Friday. The V. F. M. society meets with Mrs. Frank Haraman Friday, March 29th, at 2:30. You are invited. The Ladles' Aid society will serve dinners and lunches on election day, near the Orleans town hall. Bill 10 and 25 cents. Mrs. S. T. Kldd died at her home in Orleans, March -0, 1901, after a long illness borne with patience. She was aloving wife and mother, a kind neigh bor and a ready helper in time of need. She was married to S. T. Kldd in Octo ber lb(2, he ha vlng two eons and one daughter, to whom she has ever been a devoted mother, as well as to their two sons, Walter, of Lakeview and James U. of this place. She was over mind ful of her children and grandchildren, and the eldest of four sisters and was looked to for counsel and advice. She will be greatly missed by them, but their loss is her heavenly gain. Sarah Amelia Cbittle was born in Monroe, Mich., Arpil 2Sth 1841, removing to this place with ber parents In 1860. She became an active christian in early life and has ever been found doing her Master's work. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Buell, assisted by Rev. U. Seymour of Ionia, at the home residence on Friday, at 2:30 p. in. The lessons read were Psalms 39 and John Hth chapter. Text found in 2nd Corinthians 5th caap ter and 1st verse. Th3 floral tributes were many and beautiful. "They never quite leave us, the friends who have passed Through the bhadowg of death to the sun light above. A thousand sweet memories are holding them fast To the places they blessed with their pres ence and love. Mrs. Jennings and family, of Sheri dan, Mrs. Stevenson and son, Mrs. M. Morse and family, H. 1. Foster and wife, Wm. Kldd and family, Col. Kidd, Mr. DeQusck and Rev. and Mrs. Sey mour, of Ionia, II. C. Taggart and wife, of Dildine, T. Kidd and wife and Fred Sanborn and wife of Belding were in town Friday to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. S. T. Kidd. Vergennes Station. Kittle liesser is working for Mrs. Chris Kropf. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kropf, March 19th, a daughter. Mrs. Jesse Frost had another bad ppell la-t week Friday night. Mrs. June Church and son Dorus were at Grand Rapids Monday. Gleaner meeting April 5th. Two were initiated the last meeting. Mrs. Dora Jones and son of Hesperla visited her mother Mrs. J. Mosher last week. Lightning struck and ruined a cher ry tree on Mrs. John Hapeman's forty Monday. Dr. McQueen veterinary surgeon of Lowell, was called here Sunday to 6ee E. Rennell's hor&e. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schofleldof Trav erse City re here, called to the bed side of her father James Casey. Dep. Commander M. G. Donald of Grand Rapids was here several days last week In the Interest of the K. O. T. M. James Casey died Sunday night af ter a long illness. Funeral services and Interment at Alton church and cemetery Wednesday. With the thawing of the snow and the rains it has raised the water so high that the mills cannot bo run. Several washouts on the railroad also. Smyrna Frank Bignall of Palo is In town. A fine daughter at Allen Short's March 21st. C. J. Ring and daughter visited at Georne Ring's last Saturday. Geo. Purdy sold a horse to Eddie Ensley and now he Is ready for farming. Delos Dicken has gone Into the Spen cer Electric Light plant In place of L. Beebe resigned. The water is very high and the bridge on Seeley creek near Gravell's place has none out. Washouts are numerous and trains delayed. About one hundred were present Saturday at the Republican caucus for this town and the following nomina tions made: Supervisor Geo. Hoppougb. Clerk W. L. Reeves. Treasurer-L. J. Klmbcrly. .lustice-W. II. Hanks. II. Commissioner T. Blasen. Constables Mark Hoppough, Carl Granger, Amos Russell. Board of Review Ransom Abbey, John Krupp, John Purdy. Seo tho owls in another columu. Avou-Keene. Election next Monday Miss Ora Scott is on the sick list. Hart & Frost baled hay for Gib Haw ley, Monday. A number In this vicinity have com menced making sugar. Orrin Bowers will have an auction sale Friday, March 29. Orla Brower of Ionia visited his par ents Saturday and Sunday. Miss Thomas of Grand Rapids is vis iting Mrs. George McKay. ' The L. A. S. have postponed their social on account of tho bad roads. Mrs. Orrin Greene of Ilersey, visited at Harvey Batson's theforo part of the week. Harley Hunter has rented Marvin Raymond's farm and moved there last week. The L A. S. will meet with Mrs. Wm. Campbell April 3rd, all Invited to attend. Mr. Whltbeck who sold his farm a short time ago, Is preparing to move to Big Rapids. Arthur Holland has reuted part of Sarah Ayers' house and will commence housekeeping in the near future. The roads arc getting in a pretty bad condition, they being overflowed in a number of places in this vicinity. Mrs. Fred Cahoon and Mrs. Jerome Brown of Matchwood, Mich., were called hero by the serious illness of their mother Mrs. A F. Leo. The Gleaners social held at Judson Lee's was a success in every way, there being a large crowd and good time re ported by all. Receipts $8.00. Mert Jepson, living near Saranac, has traded his property there for the Seargcnt farm in the south part of Keene and will move his family in with his motherin-law and work her place also. Tho Republican caucus held In the township of Keene, nominated the fol lowing ticket:' Supervisor, Robert Sparks; clerk, Frank Daniels; treas., Allie Snell; justice of the peace, Wra. Freisel; highway commissioner, Ralph BIgley; school inspector, Dell Bowen; board of review, Allie Knee. Eureka. Henry Drier has a lot of cow peas for sale. Robins, meadow larks, bluebirds and blackbirds have come. Frank Stokes and wife visited at his brother's E. A. Stokes, last week. B. B. Crawford who has been in poor health for over three years, is very feeble. Mrs. Eliza Voorhles, lately moved from Eureka to Langston, is 101 years old and is real smart. Charlie Middaugh who has been to Muskegon at work with hi9 team this winter, has returned home. Wm. Taylor and wife of Greenville and J. B. Moon and wife of Eureka, visited at E. A. Stokes' one day last week. Leroy Stokes has been very 6lck with the grip and has had a large car buncle or swelling back of his ear, which has been very painful. Mrs. Mamie Cutler of Oakfield, has been visiting Mrs. Meta Stokes several days, and she has an aunt, Mrs. McDon ald, living at Harvard, In Oakfield, aged 104 years. Of twenty-five men in our neighbor hood only five use tobacco in any form, and none drink intoxicating liquors. What neighborhood can show as good a record? If any let us hear from them. Last Saturday Montcalm Grange met in regular session with a large attend ance and conferred tho 1st and 2d de grees on four new members and had a very interesting meeting and will con fer the 3d and 4th degrees on the 30tb, and have a feast. North Keene. Last Week's Letter. Emmet Woodman is home from Ala bama. We see Arthur Jenkins is around again. Will Woodman spent Sunday with hie parents. Miss Clara Houseman Is sick with the rheumatism. Myron Bozung was buried at the St. Mary's cemetery last Sunday. Mrs. Henry Andrews from Ionia, Is visiting her son George, and family. George Kemp and wife, Peter Kam mers and wife and Joe Kammeis and family visited at Anthony Gasper's last week. Hartomille. Mat Brewer has hired out to Mr. Donner for the summer. Walter White and wife and Grace Moon spent last Tuesday at Fred Rich mond's. C. E Totten had the misfortune to fall on the ice la9t Tuesday, and sprain his wrist. Henry Warner and wife and Peter Kohn and wife visited at C E. Totten last Tuesday. Mrs. F. J. Richmond received a visit last Saturday, from her cousin, Cullen Wiggins oi uig ltapius. Night Whr llr Terror. "I would cough nearly all nightlong,' writes Mrs. Chas. Applecrate. of Alex andria, Ind.,"and could hardlv iretanv sleep. I had consumption so bad that 11 1 walked a block I would cough frightfully and spit blood, but when ail other medicines failed, three $ 1.00 bottles of Dr. King's New Dlecoverv wholly cured me and I gained 58 pounds." Its absolutely guaranteed to cure Coughs, Uolds, LaGrlppe. Bron chltlsand allThroat andLuneTroubles. Price 60c and $1.00. Trial bottles free at Council Bros.' drug store. AUou-Moseley. Moseley has three potato buyers on the track. . . . Those reported on the sick list last week are better. Duncan McNaughton and his hired man are both ou the sick list. Ed Eaterly and wife visited Mrs. Kruppe at Dan StaulTer's Monday. Dorus Church wrote the county super intendent for a teacher and got one well recommended. Alton district school will commence next Monday, Miss Elizabeth Block of Grand Rapids, teacher. Fred Scofield and wile of Traverse city were at homo to attend the funeral of her father, James Casey. Perry Purdy sold a work horse to Jake Reighsager and went up to Grat tan and bought a driver of John Frazee. Messrs. Amuel and Kent Vanden- brock had four car loads of brick shipped to them for their new dwelling house. George White 1st assistant engineer on Pere Marquette car ferry, came homo Thursday, returning Saturday to Ludlngton after making his mother a short visit. Wanted: Men to cut wood on the Iolmes farm timber. 1;0 cords of 3 ft. wood and same amount or more of 10 and 18 inch wood. Otis White IT WILL PAY YOU TO SEE ME If you want a house and lot for $350, a better one for $675, $700, $800, $900, $1000, $1100. 80 acres of land, some good timber, two miles from Belding. Now is the time to purchase one, save rent and have no fear of being sold out. I draw up deeds and wills, make collections, negotiate Joans, investigate titles. Office over Spencer's Shoe Store. E. 15. LAP1IAM, Justice of the Peace. ELECTION XOTICE. Ofllceof the Sheriff of J Ionia County, Ionia, Mich, f To Oeo. W. Moulton. City Clerk. Melding. Mich. Sir: ou are hereby notillcii that at the elec tion to bn held on the tlrst Monday In April, IVR)I. in the State or Michigan, the following stute ofllcerM are to be elected, vl2. : One J uh tlce of the Supreme Court. In the place of Rob ert M. Montgomery, whose term of ottlce will fxplro Dec. 31, IWil ; also two rcf-nt of the Unlvenmy. in the place or rrariK w. neicner and Herman Klefer, whoxe teim of otllce will expire Dec. 31, 1'JOI ; also one Con.inln.sioner of Schools for the county of lonla In place of Levi A. Hurhan. whose term of ofllce expires on the itl'tu day of June, A. 1)., liKil; also an amend mcntof Setlonhixof Article nix of the Con stitution of the State of Michigan relative to Circuit Courts. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto p et my hand seal. FRANK L.. MOON. Sheriff of Ionia County, Mich. Notice 1h herebv irlven to the elector of the City of Heldlnp, County of Ionia and State of Michigan, that the next ensueing election win be held on the F1KST MONDAY OF Al'KIL. next, beinj? the first day of, said month at the buildiriK known as the l'ullman Meat Market building, situate on tho Fast side of Nortn liridtre street, In the Firs Ward; at the west room of the building known as the Vincent block, situated on the South side of Main street. In tho Second Ward: and at the building known as the Hose House, situate on the South side of Depot Street, In the Third Ward, all In the City of lkldintf ; at which election the following ofll cers to be chosen, to wit: For the City, one Mayor, one Clerk, one Treasurer, one Justice of the' Peace, one School Inspector; and for each Ward, one Supervisor, one Alderman, one Con stable, and two Irispe tors of Flection. The polls of said election will be open at seven o'clock In tho forenoon, or as soon thereafter as may be, and shall continue until tlvc o'clock In the afternoon of said day. Dated at Heldlng. louia County, Michigan, thlstth day of March, A. D., HOI. (JFO. W. MOULTON, City Clerk. ItEIUSTlMTlON SOTICK. Notice Is hereby given that the Hoard of Reg istration for the several Wards of the City of lkiiling, w ill meet on Saturday, March Uuth, A. D., i Sil, at the building known as the l'ullman Meat Market building, situate on the Fast Bide of North llricige street, in tho First Ward; in the west room of Jthe building known as the Vincent block, situate on tho South side of Main street, In the Second Ward; and at the building known as the Hose House, situate on the South side of Depot street, in the Third Ward, all in the City of llfldlng; this ts for the purpose of registering all qualified electors. Section live of Chapter three of the Charter provides "that the Hoard of Registration of said City, as hereinbefore provided, shall, at their session previous to the general city elec tion in April, make areregistrat on of the qualified electors of their respective Wards In books of form provided by law, and in every fourth year thereafter. The said Hoard to be In session from eight o'clock a. m. until eight o'clock p. m. of said day." Dated at HeMing, Ionia County, Michigan, thls'th day of March, A. D., lUiM. , GFO. W. MOULTON, City Cler -. Monra.iaK salk. DK FAULT having been made, in the condi tions of a certain mortgage, whereby the power therein contained to sell has become op erative, executed by Orren Vangilder and Lo vlsa Vangilder, his wife, to Hyron Thomas bearing date the 12th day of January, A. D., IHVl, and recorded In the office of the Register of Deeds for the county of Ionta, in said state of Michigan, on tho 13th day of January, A. D.. 1H, in Liber TW of Mortgages, on page 171; which said mortgage was duly assigned on the 7th day of June. A. D., by the said Hyron Thomas to Fd W.l'eck; which said assignment was, on the :th of Juno, A. D..ll'.2.rccorded In the said register's onice.tn Liber firt of mortgages on page 4M; upon which mortgage there Is claimed to be due at the date of this notice, the sum of One llunlrel evMity-r iRlit hikI 43 lootti Dollar (WI7K.4.'!), and no suit or pro ceeding at law having been Instituted to re cover the same or any part thereof: Notice is therefore hereby piven that on Monday, the 10th day of June 1WI at 10 o'clock in the fore noon, I sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, sale to take place at the front door of the court house, in the city of lonla. that being the place where the circuit court for Ionta county is held, tho premises described In said mortgage or so much thereof as shall be neces sary to satisfy tho amount due on such mort gage, with 8 per cent interest, and legal costs, together with an attorney's fee of ten dollars provided for by statute, that Is to say. the fol lowing piece or parcel of land, situate In lonla county, in the state of Michigan, viz: The south west quarter m) of the north west quar ter ( ) of section six 3) In town eight north of range seven (7) west in the township of Orleans. Dated Greenville, Mich.. March Hth A. 1). Wl. Fn W. Pkck, Assignee of said Mortgage. ClIAKI.ICS L. KAKDtN. Attorney for Assignee. AO TICri ft F Jl KA R ISO VI.A IMS. CTATK of Michigan. County of Ionia, ss. Notice is herebv irlven. that bv an order of the Probate Court for the County of lonla made on the Hb day of March A. D. 1901, six months from that date wcro allowed for creditors to present their claims against the es tate of Arthur Herman Dailev. late of Llvlncrs ton County, New York, deceased, and that all creditors of said deceased are required to pre sent their claims to said Probate Court, at the Probate ofllce. in the Citr of Ionia, for exami nation and allowance, on or before the 9th day of September next, and that such claims will ve heard before said Court, on Monday, the 9th day of September next, at ten o'clock in the iorenoon or that day. Hated March 8th. A. I). 1901 . Wm. O. Wkiistcr, Judgo of Probate S I Everything J in the Line of H. BRICKER'S i Clothing Spring Opening Sale ! CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, ODD PANTS and VESTS. Our New Stock has Arrived Call and see them now for Bargains on SUITS, PANTS, ODD VESTS, HATS, CAPS and FURNISHINGS. AT BRICKER'S. Main st. HERE I GOME AGAIN WITH ANOTHER 10 PER CENT CUT SALE COMMENCING FRIDAY, MARCH 22 and ENDING SATURDAY, MARCH 30 I must make room for new spring goods that are arriving: daily Did you ever etop to liure what you could eavo on purchasing a Bedroom Kuito at 10 per ceut.'dUcount. A regular $25 suite for $22.60; 620 suites for $18: $19 suits for $17.10, etc. If you' want a NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE I can sell you one CHEAT for CASH or on easy payments. This 10 per cent, does not include our CARPETS ordered from samples they are sold very close as marked. Order your car pets no.v and have them in when cleaning1 house time comes. Yours for business, GEO. W. DeWITT, belding C-JTUndcrtaking and Embalming a Specialty. DO YOU DRINK COFFEE! If you do you should be interested in securing the best brand on the market for the price. A trial will convince you we believe that the Yale is the Best t Price 20c per pound and up. Sold in Belding only by UNDERWOOD BROS. Pleasant street Grocers. THE VARIETY STORE Has secured another lot of those 10 Cent assortment of GRANITE WARE and will place them on SALE SATURDAY. Get in early and secure some of these bargains as they will not last long. W. A. CHAVE. H. A. LOEWE'S, THE TAILOR. J The Highest Qualities at the Lowest Price Possible. An endless variety of styles to select from. t A. LOEWE, tailor, i 5 Belding, lloii. . . .