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'ROUND ABOUT VS. Weekly Grist of Newsy Hems Reported by Our Special Correspondents, . , 1 : T ' " " C1U ATT AX. Very little corn planted yet as last week was cold. May is leaving us with her "cold shoulder" yet turned. Elmer Jenks Iwught two cows of W, J. Lessiter Monday, which he will ship. Miss Kitty Matice and cousin, Miss Smith, are at Grand 1 Lipids visiting, and incidentally buying new things to be sure. The Ashley church L. A. S. will hold their next social with llev. and Miss Platte at the parsonage June 7. We think there will le a good attendance. Clayton Ladner was able to visit his friend, V. J. Lessiter, they passing Saturday night and Sunday together. Clayton has improved right along. Charles Eddy, wife and son Harald made Mrs. M. A. Lessiter feel several degrees better by visiting her last Sunday. Friends please don't forget to visit the sick and afflicted. Mrs. Mattie Howard, wife of Dan II., has been suffering from an abcess under her chin, but is much better. She had a like abcess years ago re covering all right except a scar. Mrs. Hattie Ilhynard and baby Leo, also Mr. Hills of Eureka visited H. Crowell and family at V. J. Lessi ter's, May 2(3. Mr. II. is a distant rel ative of llev. Hills of Greenville, who has a host of friends here. They resemble brothers we think more than cousins. llev. M. P. Smith, who, with his family is visiting his former field of lalxr here, again preached at Ashley church, giving an excellent discourse as usual. llev. Platte and sister, Miss Platte, took part in the S. S. conven tion at Oaklield Chapel, on Sunday, llev. Smith filling his place. A very severe electrical storm pass ed over Grattan May 23, alwut p. m. Hailstones as large as hen's eggs fell thick and fast. One measured seven and one-half inches around, and an other three inches across. No win dows were broken here, but at the Centre manyJ-sulTered, and the win dows on the south side of the Grattan Catholic church were nearly all broken, causing a loss of alout $1(K). We learn with much regret that our old friend and former neighbor, Hor ace Ford, was found unconscious in a field, having been struck by lightning while going for his cown. It is said that he was badly injured, but we hope the report is exaggerated, and that all will be well with him. AVOX-KKKNK.- Mrs. J. H. Haughwont is on the sick list. George Hart is visiting friends in North Dakota. Mrs. Win, Campbell visited friends near Detroit last week. Mr. Post of Saranac .runs a meat wagon through this vicinity. Mrs. Densmore and Mrs. Iloage of Saranac visited Mrs. E. Hull Tues day. H. F. Wilkinson and wife visited at their son, Manton's in Saranac Sun day. Mrs. Sackett and Mrs. Curtiss of Saranac visited Mrs. Harvey Ilatson Tuesday. C). H. llrower and family of Sara nac and Harm 1 rower of the Soldier's Home visited at F. S. Brower's Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Sparks of near Hlanchard were called home by the death of her mother. Mr. Sparks re turned home Friday and Mrs. Sparks will remain a week with her sister. Anne F. Street was born in Canada, May .", 1KJ;, aid May 21, li01. When she was but ten years old, with her widowed mother, brother and sisters, moved to Millersburg, Iowa; after re ading there ten years, removed to Saranac, Ionia Co., making their home there until after the death of ler mother, then with her brother ind sisters moved to Keene on May 7, 1W.. She was united in marriage o Francis F. Hrower of Keene. She was the mother of eight children of which five still survive her. She was a kind and loving mother and loved by all who knew her. Funeral ser- ices were held at the late residence Thursday at 10 a. in., Elder West- rook officiating. She was laid at rest in the Easton cemetery. Hest! Mother, rot'. Thou art free from care nnd pain; We can never M-e your face again, 'Till we meet on the other shore. OIM.KAXS-KOXAU). Arba Face is entertaining the mumps. Will Letts, who is working for Arba Face, is sick with mumps. Miss Ina Johnson has gone to work for Mrs. Pelton in Milwaukee. Many are waiting for warmer weather before corn planting. Lemuel Tingley who has been sick for a long time is able to be out again. Mrs. Ida Ilaskins is much better at this writing. She is now able to be out doors. Mrs. Hessie Little was in Grand Ilapids on business and enjoyed a vis it with old friends last week. A. G. Hubbell and Clark and Frank Hoppough had their hay baled last week and sold the same to L. E. Hall. Mrs. II. W. Ilicc and Miss Edna and Clifton Hechman of Stanton visited Saturday and Sunday at E. P. Chen ey's. It is reported that James Wood of Washington will preach in the church at Shiloh next Sunday at 11 o'clock. He is a son of Mrs. James GolT of Or leans. Let the service be well at tended. SMYHXA. One of Ed Insley'a children has the mumps. About 2.") people went from here to Grand Ilapids last Sunday. Miss Audie Condon is again well enouirh to le out after a long and serious illness. Mrs. W. II. Tebbel went to Ionia one day last week to attend the fu neral of a friend. I loyal Palmer and Ed Sutphen and ladies of Belding called on Miss Edna Tebbel last Sunday. Mrs. CHntha Iling has returned from a four weeks visit with friends at and near Hock ford. Mrs. Albert Northway and daugh ter Ina, visited her daughter at Ced ar Springs over Sunday. Miss Lola Snyder of Courtland visit ed her cousins, George and Hay King and families over Sunday. The young gentlemen of this vil lage are afraid, of late, to wear the! "new clothes" for fear of getting their names In the paper. Mr. W. J. Baxter of North Brook,N. C. eaya he suffered with piles for fifteen years. He tried many remedies with no results until ho used DeWItt's Witch Hazel Salve and that quickly cured Mm. W. I. Benedict. V VAUi i: X N 1 ST A T I O X . Mr. King is away again this week filling rake orders. Mrs. Helena White has gone to Lowell to assist Mrs. Braton. E. Ilennells moved his houses on wheels to Ionia last week, Friday. Mrs. Zane Church left last week Wednesday for Evart for a visit with her sons. Mr. and Mrs. .Tud Ilapeman of East Lowell visited her's and his parents me day last week. Mr. Dennis of West Vergennes had a sick cow last week. Dr. McQueen of Lowell was called to see It. Lightning struck the telephone pole near Fred Ford's house last week Thursday, tearing a few splinters from it. The K. O. T. M.'s took in a new member last Friday night, and the L. O. T. M. took in two this week Wednesday. The club dance last Friday night was largely attended and the next one will le held Friday evening, June 14th at the hall. Norma B. Church, accompanied her teacher, Miss Blok, to her home in Grand Ilapids last Friday night re turning Monday morning. The Alton Gleaners will give a dance and supper at the hall Tuesday evening, June 4th, for the benefit of the Alton Gleaner ball team. Every one come and help the boys get them an outfit. A. severe hail storm visited this place last week Thursday. The hail was as large as hickory nuts while at Parnell and Cannonsburgh, it is re ported, were as large as hen's eggs and did considerable damage to houses fruit, vegetables and trees. Windows were broken at Parnell at the Catho lic church, Messrs. Hose's, Sullivan's, Driscol's and Hurley's. OltLKANS. J. M. York was in Ionia Wednes day. Will Knott of Belding was in town Monday. Mr. and Mrs. H. Jackson are mov ing Into their new home. N. Wallace of Belding was in town Saturday. Frank Alderman was In Ionia on business Friday. Alma Meeks has gone to Harbor Springs to spend the summer. Mr. and Mrs. Clark Seymour of Ionia called on friends here Monday. Geo. Purdy and family Sundayed with Dell Purdy and mother of Otis- CO. A. B. Grant and wife Sundayed with his brother and family of Elm dale. The rain of the past week has put the farmers behind with their corn planting. " Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lambertson, of Carson City, Sundayed at E. D. Lambertson's. Mrs. O. Purdy and Lottie were guests of Mrs. E. II. Spencer of Bel ding Tuesday. Lawrence Coleman and mother of Greenville were Sunday guests at Oren Purdy's. John Nichols of Portland, visited his sister, Mrs. C. Leach, and family the past week. The Orleans M. E. Sabbath school will have children's day exercises, Sunday June 10. Mrs. Nichols returned Sunday from a pleasant visit with her children near Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Emery Sun- layed with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wood of Wood's Corners. Al Mead and Myron Spanogle have purchased the Lonsbury farm, owned by E. E. Fales of Belding. Dr. and Mrs. Wilkinson have been in Grand Ilapids the past week on a business and visiting trip. Mrs. A. B. Grant and sister, Mrs. Sherwood, of Belding, spent a part of the past week with their sister Mrs. A. Ilichmond of Saranac. OTISCO. M. S. Boss and son Bennle went to Langston Tuesday on business. The familiar face of Wm. Barnes of Lowell was seen on our streets Tuesday. Will Zeigler has been engaged to take care of of II. H. McCotter who is very low at this writing. Social by the young people for the church at I. II. Eglcston's on the Ed Berry farm Friday evening. Sam Snyder has the job of mason work putting in a stone culvert over near the Henry Luick place. It is reported that Mr. Sowers has bought the farm owned by E. E. Fales of Belding, located north-west of this place and will move onto It. Alfonzo Deitz has made quite an improvement in the appearance of his house by putting in nice large new windows. N. W. Boss did the work. Henry 'Luick and wife, formerly of this place, aie running a sugar beet farm of 8x) icrcs between Lansing and Mason. They say the continued wet weather makes beet raising look dubious. WOLVKKTOX TI.AIXS. To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dennison a daughter, May '2.1. Mrs. Mosher has gone to Owosso to visit her daughter. Walter Spencer and wife made a trip to Orleans Saturday. J. Wise and wife called on Lars Johnson and wife Sunday. C. A. Bennett and wife expect to go to Courtland Memorial day. E. Carpenter and wife visited with her sister, Nora Wise, Sunday. Lorene Mann planted corn for J. Wise a couple of days last week. I). Goodman and family have moved in the house vacated by E. C. Wise. Will Chickering and wife visited their daughter, Mrs. P. Woodbeck, Sunday. 1). Goodman, wife and daughter, Anna, took dinner with his daughter, May Cronk. Joe Willis of Grand Ilapids took dinner with his father-in-law, E. A. Fuller, Sunday. D. Wolverton has the cellar to his new house completed and commenced on the frame work. Emma II. Wise spent Sunday at home. She was accompanied by Mas ter Clifford Caslick. Alex. Brown and wife of Six Lakes are the guests of their daughter,Mrs. Adelbert McClcllen. Adelbert McClellen picked up hail stones, after the storm last Thursday, to freeze ice cream, some of them measuring seven and one-half inches. A ITO X - M t) S K LEY. Cooler weather since the hall storm of Friday. Martin Byrnes is quite sick from tfrtpple troubles. Warren Ford and wife visited rela tives in Ada over Sunday. Mr. Cannon has a family living in the mill house while repairing the mill. Mr. Brower of Low-ell and helpers are doing mason work at Amcul Van-derbock's. Dell Condon and wife visited her sister, Mrs. House, of West Green- ille Sunday. Hiley Jones and wife visited at 'erry Purdy's and called on Mrs. Otis White Saturday. Miss Edith Chapman went to Grand Ilapids on the excursion Sunday. About sixty from Smyrna. Benedict Tower and wife of Otlsco, Mr. Donaldson" and wife of Grattan isited at II. B. Ford's Sunday. Miss Ilosa Kruppe of Lowell visited her mother and other Alton relatives Saturday night. and Sunday, and at tended the box social at Mr. Tomit's. At the Newton house on the Holmes farm the hall and wind tore the hingles off so bad it has to be re hingled. The storm west of us was harder than through Alton. Duncan McNaughton and wife, coni ng home from Belding, took shelter n John Handel's barn just after the hail storm commenced. One hail tone struck Mrs. McNaughton on the wrist that was as large as a medium ized hens egg and the third day it was swollen and black and blue, so bad she can't use it. Lightning struck Horace Ford during the rain storm Friday on his right shoulder making a hole as large is a bullet through his duck jacket, urnt a hole in his undershirt the size of his hand, passed down his right ide to his sock and burnt a hole in that alout two by four inches, jumped o his left foot and continued up to his knee. He was found insensible, and did not come to his senses until after they got him on 'the bed, per haps about an hour after being struck. The heavy rain with his laying on his back put the fire out and no doubt saved his life. When we left him Sunday evening he was feeling com fortable though very badly blistered. OTISCO. Ilo Johnson spent part of last week with her grandmother in Cannon. Miss Minnie Chickering visited with her friend Miss Birdella Iloss, Sunday. Mrs. Will Snyder and daughter movctl in with her mother, Mrs. Mc Cotter, last Saturday. Frank Luscombe and family and Lester Carpenter and family spent Sunday at George Crane's in Green ville. Katie Hubbard has commenced work again at Henry Buttolph's after a vacation of a few days doctoring her eyes. The Otisco church society will hold an ice cream social at the residence of I. 11. Eggleston on Friday evening, May 31st. Everybody come. A party of fifteen little boys and girls met at Lula Luscombe's last Saturday to remind her of her tenth birthday. A good time was had by all present. XOUTII OUI.KAXS. F, W. Stevens is putting up a new windmill. Fern van Loton is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Town this week Mr. and Mrs. James Morgan spent the first part of the week at Ben Hall's. 'Elder Priest will preach only once in two weeks at Chlttle from now un til conference. May i)th will be his next appointment at 11 a. m. Ilalph VanLotcn, while climbing tree Saturday, a limb broke and he fell to the ground, 20 feet, breaking both his arms just above the wrist Dr's from Greenville attended him He is doing well as can be expected HAItTOXVII.I.K. Melvin Ilichmond of Grand Ilapids visited relatives here last week. Miss Gertie Putnam of Belding vis- ted at Peter Kohn's last Sunday. The carpenters are at work on Mrs. Krupp's barn, preparing to move it. Mrs. John Bines and daughter An na, spent last Sunday in Grand Ilap ids. Mr. Hart's people have moved into the George Purdy house north of Smyrna. Miss Agness Krupp entertained her friend Miss Heeter of Otisco last Thursday. F. J. Ilichmond, wife and daughter spent last Sunday at Chas Godfrey's in Oakfield. Mrs. Frank Jones who has been vis iting her parents at Greenville re turned home last Monday. SMYJIXA. Quite a number of our citizens were in Grand Ilapids on Sunday. Went down on the excursion. Miss Gertrude Woodward who has been visiting friends in Greenville for two weeks has returned The Bachelor Club kindly remem bered Carl Hoppough a few days ago by shipping him ; line present. The social for the graduating class will not be a social. They will sell Ice cream Saturday evening at the store formerlv used bv Mrs. Ford, the class furnishing the refreshments. Horace Ford was struck by light ning last Thursday while he was after his cows, striking him on his left shoulder and down his side. He was burned severely but is gaining, at tended by Dr. Penton. smi. on, Ed Decker was in Belding Saturday. Mrs. Flowers of Muir is a visitor at J. W. Drake's. The Emery brothers lost a valuable cow one day last week. Henry Leach is putting up some wire fence on his place. tJ. Wells of Greenville is buying potatoes here. Price 40c. Frank Cummings of Ionia is spend ing a few days with L. P. Guptill. Homer Morris aed wife entertained company from near Fenwick Sunday llev. James Wood will preach at the Shiloh church next Sabbath June 2 at 11 a. m. E. E. Brown and family spent Su day with Nelson Haysmere and wife ot V oods Corners. Mrs. Bignoll of Grand Haven, a former resident of this place, is visit ing among friends here. If people only knew what wo know about Kodol Dyspepsia Cure, it would be used in nearly every household, as there are few people who do not suffer fronj a feeling of fullness after eating, bolchlng, flatulence, sour stomach or water-brash, caused by indigestion or dyspepsia. A preparation such as Ko aol Dyspepsia Cure, which, with no aid fronj tho stomach, will digest your food, certainly can't help .but do you good. W. I. Benodlct. The Variety Store -HAS THK LAUUEST LINK OF- LADIES', MISSES and CHILDREN'S Summer Underwear IN THK LIT V.- Large Sizes lor Large Ladies a Specialty. Something iw in COIISliT IM1IS-M Colors t2TA LAHGE LINE OF Straw Hats, Hammocks, Croquet Sets, Gar den Sets, Garden Trowels, Weeding Forks. W. A. CHAVE. YALE ARE BEST! We know it and would like you to know it. Try them and be convinced Sold in Beldins; only by ..Underwood Bros.. g No Need of Your Wearing . Cheap Clothing ' 3 When you cm get GOOD Clothing made to fit you, and that will stand criticism, at just a tritlc difference in price. The difference In quality, and the Satisfaction that you derive out of them, will more than cover the little difference In the price. E H. A. LOEWE, THE TAILOR, g Makes them every time. Cleaning and Repairing promptly Jjf m ' attended to. m r 1 f largest and best as- sorted slock of f SHOES ever brought to Belding, at The City Shoe. We have the goods and prices to make them sell. The Citv Shoe Store, E. R. SPENCER, Prop'r. I IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUILD A SILO' Wilson, Dimmick & Sinclair can furnish you the stock ma chined. They have a complete stook of Lumber, Lath and Shingles, Fence Posts, Sash and Doors in regu lar and odd sizes, Building Paper, Window and Door Frames, Gable Ornaments, Brackets, Columns, Extension Ladders, Fruit Lad ders and the common Taper Ladders. As to prices we guarantee to meet competition. We also carry a full line of Window Glass and Wooden Eave Troughing. Wilson, Dimmick & Sinclair.