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Weekly Grist of Newsy Items Reported by Oar Special Correspondents, U RATTAN. The U)cal rains are heavy with us, also frequent. Claude Crowell is under Dr. Morris's care for a billious attack and sore throat. Miss Eleanor Kininons another suc cessful Grattan musician has 15 pupils under her charge. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dorman of Held intf visited over Sunday with Mrs. W. Lessiter who issutTering from sciatic rheumatism. Kegular communication of Grattan F. and A. M. lodge last Saturday with tfood attendance. Meeting f Venus Chapter next Saturday evening. Mrs. Palmer Stocking of Harvard a former resident here, was gladly welcomed by old friends at Ashley Church Sunday and will make a two weeks' visit with us. The switch board for the telephone office at Grattan has arrived and will be placed in position in a few days. Manager Lessiter expects to secure about twenty subscribers. Mrs. C. M. Slayton, daughter of 11. 11. Cook, and young Mr. Brown were given the right hand of fellowship in the Ashley church Sunday. Kev. Platte preached a most excellent ser mon on the ordinance of the Lord's Supper, which was administered at the close of service. A delegation of seven from Grattan attended the Helen Baker muslcale at Belding June 2(5, and were delighted with the program carried out, we might say with the highest art and style that could be expected from young pupils. Miss Bessie Evans the Grand Rapids violinist made many friends, and we only wish we could hear her often. O It LEAN H. Mrs. O. Purdy Is on the sick list. Frank Jankoski, was in Belding on Monday. Win, Cotton and wife were In Ionia Saturday. A. I). Purdy of Smyrna was in town Saturday. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ave naw Saturday, a baby girl. Com. L. A. Burhans was a guest among friends here Monday. O. II. Choate of Morley visited his sister Mrs. Purdy, Wednesday. Mrs. Lydia Alderman has returned from visiting relatives at Ionia. Master Carl Purdy is visiting with his Grandpa WyckofT, for a week. Maud and Minnie LaDow and Mabel Palmer attended the Ionia graduat ing exercises. Miss Alice Buell came home last Friday, after spending a few days at (.'t-dar Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jankoski and son are making relatives of Grand Rapid a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. flay Sundayed with her mother Mrs. Snyder, of Cook's Corners. Mrs. Russell, of Portland was the guest of his sister Mrs. Sarah Wheel er the past week. James Lane and family and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold spent a delightful day at Long Lake Friday. Mrs. and Mrs. A. B. Grant Sundayed with his brother Lester Grant and family, of Belding. Mrs. J. W.Buell was called to Hart ford Wednesday to help care for her father who is very sick. Mrs. Ida Welch, of Ionia has been here the past week, helping care for Mrs. Frank Alderman who is sick. As Andrew Glosser did not accept of the Greens Cemetery work, it is still in the charge of James Lane of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Dan. Nichols, of Isa bella Co., were guests of Mrs. Chas. Leacn Monday, they are on their way to visit the Pan-American. AVON-KEKNK. Hot, Hoter, Hotest. Everyone is busy getting in their hay these days. Henry Lee's family moved In their new house last week. Miss Proctor of Saranac is working for Mrs. B. F. Wilkinson. Jay Myers and wife of Saranac vis ited with Jim Henry Sunday. Mrs. George Golds of Lowell visited her sister Mrs. Robt. Sparks, from Saturday until Monday. Warren Taylor of Chicago Is visit ing friends and relatives in this vi cinity. Ernest Woodman and family visited with Ed. Hull near Gowen, the fore part of the week. This community was shocked last Monday when the sad news reached us that Mrs. Milton Wilkinson was no more, she has been sick for some time but not considered dangerous until Sunday morning when Pelvic Peri tonitis doing its work ending her suf fering about five o'clock in the after noon. The husband has sympathy of the entire community he having al ways lived in Keene previous to his marriage a little over a year and a half ago. VK1UJ KSNKS STATION'. Austin Byrnes spends his Sunday's here. Tom Reed was at Grand Rapids last week Friday. Glen Ford was a guest of friends In Keene Sunday. Geo. McCee expected to move to Lowell this week. Mrs. Gustle Houser will move into Tom Reed's house. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Purdy visited at Johnstown Sunday. Mr. Myers of Grattan called on C. R. Porter one day last week. Miss Mary Covert of Lowell visited her uncle I). Church, last week. Mrs. Frost of Keene visited her daughter Mrs. O. Weeks recently. Mr. Willard and Mr. Charles of Lowell with their families spent Sun day at Murry Lake. The Maccalee strawberry social passed off very pleasantly and a large number attended. The Gleaner sewing bee was not well attended last week Wednesday, owing to the heat and busy season. Mr. and Mrs. H. I). Weeks spent last Wednesday with their daughter, Mrs. Jud Hapenian of East Lowell. Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Reynolds and son of South Lowell visited at W. Ford's and Chas. Keech's one day last week. The Horticulture Society had a slim attendance at Geo. Frost's last Wednesday and their speaker failed to come. OTISCO. Mrs. Fred McNitt and family spent Friday afternoon at F. R. Luscombc's. Miss Nellie Luscorabe entertained Miss Ida Johnston Friday afternoon. Elmer Litle of Grand Rapids was a guest at George Johnson's last week. Mr. and Mr. Fred McNitt and fami ly were guests at John Morse's Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ray of Orleans spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Snyder. Miss Nellie Luscomle spent Satur day night with her friend Miss Katie Hubbard. Mrs Nellie Steele and daughter of Belding have been visiting her par ents for a few days. Miss Birdella Ross spent a few days last week with her friend Lottie Johnston. The A. O. O. G. ice cream social Saturday night was well attended be ing such busy times. Proceeds $4.i0. SMYKN'A. George Hoppough went to Grand Rapids last Saturday. The commencement exercises at this place were very goul and well attended. Mrs. Geo. Hoppough was called to Remus last week by the illness of her little granddaughter. Mrs. Alice Brown, of Lowell, and Mrs. J. A. Andrews, of Moseley, visit ed Mrs. Geo. Ring, Monday. Mrs. Albert Northway received a telephone message stating that her father at Gowen had been injured by a base ball bat. Mrs. Holbrook, of Hubbardston, and her sister, Mrs. North, of Owosso, vis ited Prof. Holbrook last week and at tended commencement exercises on Thursday night. Mrs. Spaulding of Greenville and Mrs. Alvira Birtch of New York visit ed at Mrs. H. Moe's last Saturday, Mrs. Moe accompanying them back to Greenville. V VAUi KX NKS..MOS EI.KV. Mrs. Otis White continues to im prove. The Mosciey warehouse is closed for a short time. Joe Gahan has a new wind mill for his Lakeside farm. Bert Norton visited relatives in Greenville over Sunday. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McCar thy, on Tuesday, a son. Ameul Vandenbrock has the frame for his new house raised. Geo. Lewis of Mosciey is working on Peter Mcpherson's farm. Weather, hot, hotter! Good time for haying and corn growing. John Malone, wife and daughter spent Sunday with Muskegon friends. Joe McAvoy, accompanied by a friend, is visiting Dr. McAvoy this week. Mrs. Trumbull's daughter Helen and husband, of Belding, vissted her Monday. Ed. Condon and wife and son Fred, of Smyrna, were visitors at Jay Con don's, Sunday. The Smyrna club played the Alton Gleaners, Sunday. Score, 13 to 14, In favor of the former. Patrick Laughlin and wife gave a reception In honor of their brother, Jos. Drew, who just returned from his school at Cincinnati, last week. Foley's Kidney Cure mikes kidneys and bUddct tlzht. A Sentimental Farmer. These Kheep pictures of Mauve'i are beautiful." ald Mr. L., the art in structor of the summer art school, to Ids elass as he turned over u lot of re production from the great artist's paintings. "They nre so gentle, so ten der, sujestlve of pastoral peace and quietude:" "Oh, 1 do love heep!" exclaimed one f the sills. "They are no dear! Don't jou think no. Mr. L.V" Mr. L. looked thoughtful for a mo ment; then he said: "My father, who was a farmer, kept Kheep for i years, lie was an old man when he decided to give iip the practice -an old man, but as full of sentlineut and feeling as he had ever been. I Khali never forget the day when tho purchaser of the flock eame to take them away. My father stood in the barnyard and watched till the last sheep had passed through the great gate Into the road, waited till the lust faint bleating of the lloek had died away In the distance; then he turned to me with a face full of emotion." There were tears in the eyes of the "elass." and their girlish hearts were touched by the pathetic word picture. Somebody said "Ah!" In a long drawn fashion. "He turned to me, my ioor vld r.ither." the artist continued, "and tuid in a low, earnest voice, "William, I'd go live miles any day to kick a Kheep r-Leslic's Weekly. Ill Goal the Letter "V.' When the late Horace Maynard, LL. D., entered Amherst college, he exit ed himself to ridicule and Jibing ques tions of his fellow students by placing over the door of his room a large square of white cardboard on which was Inscribed In bold outlines the sin gle letter V. Disregarding comment and question, the young man applied himself to his work, ever keeping In mind the height to which he wished to climb, the first step toward which was slgullled by the mysterious V. Four years later, after receiving the compliments of professors and stu dents on the way he had acquitted himself as valedictorian of his class, young Maynard called the attention of his fellow graduates to the letter over his door. Then a light broke in uion them, and they cried out: "Is It possible that you had the vale dictory In mind when you put that V over your door?" "Assuredly I had," was the emphatic reply. On he climbed, from height to height, becoming successively professor of mat hematics In the University of Ten nessee, lawyer, member of congress, attorney general of Tennessee, United States minister to Constantinople and finally postmaster general. Success. SnnlT Spoons. All the world Is familiar with snuff boxes, but snuff spoons are pretty little refinements of which this generation has hardly heard. Very probably they came Into use about, two years after Sir George Uooke's expedition to Vigo bay In 1702. when he captured half a ton of tobacco and snuff from the Spanish galleotis, and snuff thus be came a common article In England. One of the characters In a comedy published at Oxford In 1701, entitled "An Act at Oxford." by Thomas Baker, says, "But I carry sweet snuff for the ladles," to which Arabella replies: "A spoon too. That's very gallant, for to see some people run their fat fingers Into a box Is as nauseous as eating without a fork." In the forties and fifties snuff spoons were still In use on the Scottish border. They were of bone and of a size to go Into the snuffbox. People fed their noses, it was said, as naturally as they carried soup to their mouths. As late as 1S77 a farmer at Norham-on-Tweed was seen using one. Gentleman's Mag azine. Marvelonn Chicken Lea;. The mechanism of the leg and foot of a chicken or other bird that roosts on a limb Is u marvel of design. It often seems strange that a bird will $lt on a roost and, sleep nil night without fall ing off, but the explanation Is perfectly simple. The tendon of the leg of a bird that roosts Is so arranged that when the leg Is bent at the knee the claws are bound to contract and thus hold with a sort of death grip the limb around which they are placed. Fut a chicken's feet on your wrist and then make the bird sit down, and you will have a practical Illustration on your skin that you will remember for some time. By this singular arrangement, seen only In such birds as roost, they will rest comfortably and never think of holding on, for It Is Impossible for them to let go till they stand up. rres byterlan. t'n feminine. Fogg It Isn't such a difficult thing to read character by the handwriting. I believe 1 t an do It myself. Bass Well, try your skill on that let ter I received a short time ago. What do you say to that? Fogg-In the first place, the writer is a very unwomanly woman. Bass How do you come to that con clusion? Fogg None of the words are under scored. Boston Transcript A Maaenllae Lad? 'a Maid. A Bostonlan while exploring the fllet of n paper printed In his town a cen tury ngo came across this rather star tling advertisement: "8 Rogers Informs those lad leu who wish to bo dressed by him. either on assembly or ball days, to give him notice the previous day. Ladies who engage to and don't dress must pay him half price." Cenaorahlp In China. The censorship Is n very real thing In China. There any one who writes an Immoral book Is punished with 100 blows of the heavy bamboo and ban ishment for life. Any one who reads It Is also pnntshed. Foil Salk: Houso and lot on south Urldge st., on eaay terms. Address II. l Slayton, Slayton I O. Mich. llan Proof People. Ofhere are entire communities of poi lon proof ieople who partake of doses Of white arsenic with as much zest as the average person partakes of a meal. Chief among these singularly gifted people are the Styrlau and Corinthian Ihepherds who inhabit the districts of Lamprecht, Salzburg, Hartberg, Leo hen, Oberzelrung and the Urzgeblrge mountains. The sturdy mountaineers louslder that arsenic Improves their Rind for chamois climbing. Some years ago Dr. Ki' put two tf these men through thV paces be fore the German Society of Physicians issembled at (Jratz. The one ate six grains of white arsenic, or enough to kill three men, without experiencing the slightest Inconvenience. The other partook of four grains of yellow arse nic, or orplment, with equal Impunity. It was explained that, seeing the good fffect of the drug upon the coats and condition of their flocks, many of these shepherds start the practice under the Impression that taken In moderation it Is good for human beings also. Usually started with a small weekly dose spread upon bread and butter, the embryo arsenic eater has to undergo a very severe test of his devotion to tho drug. Violent sickness and burning pains accompany Its first use, and the drug speedily asserts Its fatal power over its devotee. Any attempt to leave off the drug Is generally fatal. The women of these arsenic eating districts are famous for their beautiful complexions and luxuri ant tresses. The Mlaalntr Turk. Sarah Bernhardt was once playing at Marseilles In a spectacular play In which she made her entree accompa nied by six Turkish slaves. A line on the programme announced that these Blx Turks would accompany Mme. Bernhardt, but when the time came for them to go on one of the youngsters had disappeared. Sarah mustered the five In order and made her entrance with a grand flourish. The house was crowded, but not a hayd clap greeted her as she appeared. Them a still, small voice In the gallery murmured some thing in an Indignant tone. Fifty voices Immediately took up the strain, and In ten seconds more the whole houso was shouting the same phrase. Bernhardt strained every nerve to catch what they were complaining about. She knew the phrase began with "Manque," but the rest of It was lost In the general hubbub. For a full minute the tumult continued. Then Sarah, muttering things below her breath, rushed like a fury down to the footlights. In the front row the ac tress had spotted one man who was not taking part In the hullabaloo. Pointing at him, the actress exclaimed sternly: "You seem to be the only sensible per son In the house. Tell me what on earth they nre kicking up this row for?" The man rose, towed to the actress and remarked In very bad Amerlcan- 1 Tench, "Madame, you are shy one Turk." Does It lajr to Hujr Cheap? A cheap remedy for coughs and colds is all right, but you want something that will relieve and cure tho more severe and dangerous results of throat and lung troubles. What shall you do? Go to a warmer and more regular cli mate? Yes, if possible; if not possible for you, then in either case take tho only remedy that has been introduced Id all civilized countries with success in severe throat and lung troubles, "Boschee's Gesman Syrup." It not only heals and stimulates the tissues to destroy disease germ, but allays Inflam mation, causes easy expectoration, cives a good night's rest, and cures the patient. Try ONE bottlo. Rec ommended many years by all druggists in the world. Got Green's Frlzo Alm anac. VV. I. Benedict, druggist' You can never cure dyspepsia by dieting. What your body needs is plenty of good food properly digested then If your stomach will not digest Jit, Kodol Dyspepsia Cure will. It contains all of the natural digestants hence must digest every class of food and to prepare it that nature ean use It in nourishing the body and replacing the wasting tissues, thus giving life, health strength ambition puro blood and good healthy appetite. W. I. Benedict. Pulmonary Coimumptlpn. Dear Sin: I received the trial bottle of your White Wine of Tar Syrup which you sent to my address. My wife has been troubled with a lung disease for more than eighteen years and was pronounced to bo in tho last stages of pulmonary consumption. She commenced taking your valuable med icine and recoived relief at once. She has used three bottles sinco and is now using the fourth, and her health is bet teo than for many years. Wo cheer fully recommend it to all afflicted with any trouble of tho throat or lungs. We now get our medicine through Johnl'otter.our merchant at this place. Yours Respectfully, Kev. J. B. Fly, Susan E. Fly. Brookllne Station, Mo. A bad complexion generally results from inactive liver and bowels. In all such cases DeWitt's Little Early Ills ers produce gratifying results. W. I. Benedict. Some Reasons Why You Should Insist on Having EUnEKfl HAM1ESS OIL Unequaled by auy other. Renders hard leather soft. Especially prepared. Keeps out water. A heavy bodied oil. Harness An excellent preservative. Reduces cost of your harness. Never burns the leather; its Efficiency is increased. tecures best service, titches kept from breaking. Oil I s sold in all Localities Mnnfrttirt bf fltaadard Oil ('aaiaaay. The Variety Store -HAS THE LADIES', MISSES and CHILDREN'S IN Large Sizes lor Large Ladies a Specialty. Sowtfa New in CORSET COVIiKS AH Cote tSTA LARGE LINE OF Straw Hats, Hammocks, Croquet Sets, Gar den Sets, Garden Trowels, Weeding Forks. W. S YALE COFFEES ARE We know it and would like you to know it. Try them and be convinced Sold in Belding only by .Underwood Bros., t wwtmmmmmmmmmmm?mt dOIIVl 3H1 B '3AA30T jo flujjonBj, aumwaaaaaaaaaaaaaauaaw '""I-" HE largest and best as- 1 sorted stock of SHOES ever brought to Belding, at The City Shoe. We have the goods and prices to make them sell. The City Shoe Store, E. R. SPENCER, 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. LARGEST LINE OF Summer Underwear THE CITY.- A. CHAVE. BEST! V H Jno.C ut;v" ffl (IX V "(HIV SI ILL CIVHH PropV.