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New Flannelettes and Outings for Quilt Linings. See our stock Ribbons, Handkerchiefs, Calicos and Stationery. Snvdar's Extracts and Perfumes, as handled by Mrs. Mason. SPRAGUE & HUGHES. WdOD Vow ByM Or Make Any Changes In Your Buildings? If you intend doing so you certainly will be interested in knowing that I have opened a new lumber yard in Helding. Building Material of all Kinds for Houses or Barns SHINGLES AND LATH SPECIALTIES. It's for YOUR interests to get my prices. Spencer & Hill's old location on north side. E. L. Kendall. was . I adver- f On Honor "BEDFORD'S GLASS KS" contest rnniliif tril on honor. Evcrvthine as Used. Prizes were not guaranteed to all, but every one who participated received a valu able reward. Mr. G. O. Currey, foreman of the Sara nac Advertiser, writes: "I wish to thank vou most hcartilp for the handsome prize you gave me. It is far more than I expected. If your business is always conducted, and 1 lielieve it is, on the plan the contest was, you certainly deserve success." Mr. Currey was third and drew the $1".0) camera. Miss Mamie Hendricks, Smyrna, writes: 4tI received the graphophone Saturday, my father having brought it from Ionia. I am very much pleased with it. I never ex pected to receive anything of so much value and so nice. I thank you very much for what you have given to me. Vou may use this letter as you see tit, for I want the people to know you did as you agreed to do in your advertisement. I again thank you for sending me such a good prize." Miss Hendricks was second on the list and received the :!.".00 graphophone. uBI:DF()1;D'S GLASSES" are on the highest shelf of excellence, while their every-day prices bring them within the reach of all. Fitted to your eyes as low as $1.00 in nick le frames and :!. in guaranteed gold frames. BEDFORD, Ionia. EXCURSIONS VIA TMD Pere Marquette GRAND ItAPIDS, OTTAWA I1KACII SUNDAY, AUGUST 25. Annual Schwabcnfest or German picnic at Grand Kapids, the greatest event of the year among the Germans. It will be held at Tcutonia Park Kceds Lake which is reached by treet cars from all parts of the city. Base ball name also at Heeds Lake between Grand Kapidsand Matthews, Ind. clubs. Theatre and other attractions at the lake and in town. If vou prefer a quieter place and to spend the day on Iakc Michigan, go to Ottawa neacn ana enjoy me noai- inir. bathing, fishing, etc. l'ere Mar quette steamer will leave the Heach at -:"U) p. m. for a two hours' trip on Lake Michigan. Fare li cents. Train will leave IJelding at :0 a. m. Keiurninir. leave vvn.iw.i icacu at r.:(M) and ":!() p.m. Leave Grand Rapids at tttJO p. m. for Lansing, 7:m p. m. for Ionia and 7:15 p. m. for How ard City. Hound trip rate to Grand llapids (;." cents and to Ottawa Heach l.no. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3m. ANNUAL LOW HATES TO NO 1 ITU El IN MICHIGAN RESORTS. Your opportunity to visit Luding ton. Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Charl ovoix. lVtoskev. Hav View or Macki nac island at slight expense lor rail road fare. Tickets will be sold on alxve date only for certain trains, and will be good 10 reiurn uniu oepieuiijci i.nn, inclusive. Ask agenis ior rates, train time etc.. or see bills. Hates are very low as usual, and as tlu crowded condition ot the resorts will be relieved after September 1st, plenty of room will be found at ho tels, etc. in the iNortnern region, DETROIT, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st. Train will leave Belding at G:(K)a.m. Returning, leave Detroit at 0:15 p. ni. Rate 1.5(. 13-t-r-i BUFFALO. N. Y. PAN AMERICAN EXPOSITION. Yery low rates with various limits. Every Tuesday one cent per mile, good to return leaving Buffalo follow-in"- Sundav. U"'- r NORFOLK. VA. HOO-H ( )C) CON V ENTION. One wav fare for round trip. Sell September 7th and Xth return 15th. LA Holt DAY. ANM ARHOR. DETROIT. GRAND RAPIDS, KALAMAZOO, SAGI NAW. TRAVERSE CITY. SELL SEPTEMBER 2ND, RETURN SEPT. Mil). Tickets will be sold only at stations within fifty miles of each place nam ed. Ask agents for full information. CLEVELAND, OHIO. GRAND ARMY ENCAMPMENT. ONE CENT PER MILE. I'ere Marquette nirents In Michigan at stations from which rates will ap ply will sell September 8th to 12th, Inclusive, at above rate. Rcturc lim it Sept. 15th. Limit will be extended to Oct 8th under certain conditions. Tickets will le sold via Detroit and D & C. X. Co. Steamers. 14tr2i. HORTICULTURAL DEPARTMENT """" Tho Decline of the Appie. Again the Michigan apple crop U reported to le away lielow the stand ard in quality and quantity. From other btates, too, comes a similar tale. These stories of failure have been re lated so regularly of late years that the public is forced to the conclusion that America's great apple industry is going Into a decline. A radical remedy teems necessary, one that will revive the orchards, conquer pomo logical diseases, and banish blighting parasites. Strenuous agitation seems to be the first step necessary toward effecting a cure. The farmers and fruit growers must arouse themselves to the necessity of paying more at tcntion to their orchards and of or fanlzinir their forces. It Is useless r " for the government agricultural de partmcnt to find remedies for blights, and to devise means to strengthen and revive worn-out orchards unless the producers do their share. The department is the doctor, but the farmer must be the nurse. If all the agriculturists of western Michigan would devote a little time this fall or winter, after the season's rush Is over, to finding out just what practical remedies have been dis covered for sick apple trees and de clining orchards, the crop report of a year or two hence might be radically different from that sent out now. A letter to the agricultural department at Washington and another sent to the Agricultural college at Lansing would result in a supply of apple lit erature. from which usetul ulnts ana suggestions could le secured. Many successful pomologlcal experiments have been made by these-instltutions, n ml reports of their results can te had for the asking. Organization however, is necessary, before the best possible results can be obtained If one farmer gets his orchard back into healthy condition and bis neigh bor's apple trees are neglected, the lal)or of the former is doubled and thout results. Fruit dis eases are contagious and organization and system are just as necessary in -nninimr them out as in llLMltinif a plague. AI ore arSLins PRIEDHAN j-u.st take a. look at our Line of SOo Slirts, S-u.spend.ers, Socks, Neckwear, Caps, Belts and TJn derwear now reduced in our BIG CLEARING SALE to 39c Ixx ClottLing', we surprise them all. Everyone who lias so far looked over our prices are astonished to see how much money they can save by buying here. Fine Suits, 4.35 jp to SI2..00 IHEsftS? Well, we are up to date in style and you need not worry about the prices-they never were so low as now. 3E3NT QTUnHL 3SIC3r Sj&uXjES fir (SL25 Hats, 89c) TC ($1.75 Hats, SU 1) (.W.W Mats, lvu 89c Buys a nice Hat. YOURS ROR BARGAINS. D ONE PRICE ?rnnn rw CLOTHING STORE, Purple HupberryH. There is no doubt if the purple va rieties of raspberries were better known they would be much more grown and used; they have so many I commending qualities. It seems as though people are missing a great deal by not finding them out sooner, The fnrt U. no IlOW fruit that IS SO meritious ever came into popularity so slow. They were introduced to the public properly and honestly, yet they are looked upon with suspicion and mistrust. Hut I believe the time will come when people will take more kindly to them, and they will take the place where they belong as a home use and home market fruit. There is none of the raspberry family that have the quality of holding their llavor so well ,..hnn mnno.1 While thev are a , 1 1 K1 1 1- L- cross between me ruu aim un. their flavor is quite peculiarly that of the red; their habit of growth ie Inir that of the blackcap. They lack the obnoxious feature of suckcring. There are two varieties that are worth special mention, Shaffer and Columbian. The latter we consider the best of the two as they are hardy and the Shaffer is sometimes a little tender In wood. If given lots of room the Columbian will grow to mammoth proportions and fruit in proportion. (Juration Answered. M. C (l)llow late should straw berries be cultivated? (2)Vhcn is the time to mulch them? Ans. ( 1 ) Until freezing weather sets in. It Is i-f.rv Imnnrtnnt that thcV CO Into winter quarters as clean as a whistle. No harm will come from cultivating them quite late In the season. (2) Any time after the ground becomes frozen hiril rnntinh to hold up team and wnimn. O. A. NUMMKR. ' "Pi Will It Ilntch 'urn. n norm an Eastern man ha9 dis covered a new way ot lncutming eggs. The plan is to utilize the heat of the bees to do the work. The plan deserves more than our passing notice because if it will work, it will be far ahead of the common incubator or the natural hen. Surely the heat of a bee hive is the same as that requir ed to hatch eggs. The eggs must be placed in some soft material on the frames over the colony ana covcreu sufllcicnt to retain the neat. e have had much trouble In getting early chickens hatched, our hens be ing white and bared l'lymoutn kock, thev can't be coaxed to set early in the season consequently we have no early pullets for winter layers. We hhall give the bees a "whack" at the eggs another Spring, and if it won't work wc will know the reason wny i,nl.,v O. A. NUMMKIl, A 20-ounl llAltjr. can take Dr. Caldwell's Syrup l'epstn with as much safety and bcneQcial re . a til II . ..I J suits as an adult, it isa mua iiquiu laxative and children thrive upon it. Penaln assists nature In cleans ing the system, and Its use is not at tended wltn any 01 iue uupiw.iu; grlpings and nauseating effects caused k thA ttn nf nills or so-called cathar tics. Try a 10c size bottle (10 doses 10 cents). Also sold In &oc ana i sizes oy L. O. Cushing. x fin of i:Mt:nn. An Instnuw rf the v. :iy In which the acting of a play viiowa umy be taken from Klk'it Terry lIay1,l iu "Mme. Sauis-deiie' In the play In question the wnxherwi nan duchess Is having a lesson from n professor of dniuiug. The business of the phiy requires her to be awkwnrd In her attempts nt danc ing, and the actress Is awkward, de lightfully awkward. She lias put on a long riding habit In order to become accustomed to manipulate her court train In the dafice and Is ho much trou bled with it that finally she tucks it over her'nrm while she is learning to take the steps. The train keep slip ping off her arm and has to be perpetu ally replaced, and the episode Is n cnuse of much boisterous amusement One night In n great English manu facturing city she was playing the part with even more than her usual verve. She was lost In the assumed character bo thoroughly that It was real to her, and the ex-washerw oinan. with her mind harassed and worried by the try- lng conditions of her artlticlal court life. Instinctively returned to the habits of her youth, in a moment of abstrac tion, finding the fat coll of stuff across her arm. she Instinctively began to wring it out. The response of the audi- once was electrical. i-irj wuuiiui- nnd man who had ever seen a wash tub recognized the sincerity of the ac tion. This moment of creative Instinct was recorded In the actress mind and lias been repeated ever since. Cosmopolitan. AnnlflfK AITpotlon. The young lovers sat beside the wa terfall. The rapids and the nearly whirlpool had a strange attraction for the romantic young girl. She had heard the story of the unhappy Indian maid en and the young brave who had gone to their doom, clasped In each others arms, to tne slow music oi uiu owu Song." That seemed very beautiful to her. "Jack," she paid, "If you saw me struggling In the water near the edge of the fulls, would you jump In after me?" "What would be the use, my dear, when I can't swim?" he answered. Hut at least we could perish togeth er," sue replied nraveiy. Yes, there would be no doubt or that," he returned, shuddering at the sound of the cruel waters. "liut haven't you often said you would die for meV" she asked, piqued at his coldness. "No, my dear," replied her practical lover. "If you 11 renu mber, l ve al ways told you that I had un undying love for you!" Smart Set ' The New Yorker contracts in tlma What may b called tho noise habit Noise with him becomes a dissipation. His nervous system demands it. Thi la Illustrated by the sensations he ex periences when he goes into the wood or mountains after u continuous stay in the city for many months. Ills first feeling is one of loneliness; something eeems to have suddenly gone out of his life. Kvery tree seems to say, "Why have you been so hot and noisy, my lit tle sir?" Ills sensations are somewhat akin to those of a drunkard who has been under alcoholic stimulation for a long time and suddenly has his drink taken from htm. Ills whole nervous system feels the lack of the irritation and stimulation of tlie city noise, to which It has become accustomed. The stillness actually appals and depresses him. The streets of New York are deep, narrow channels, and they are growing constantly deeper as the buildings In crease in height. These large reflect ing surfaces on three sides or nun make the condition of the man In the street like that of the workman who suffers from rellected noise while he hammers rivets on the Inside of a boil er. Munsey's Magazine. Four uiul Urn Multiple or Ten. The number four was anciently es teemed the most perfect of all, being the arithmetical mean between one and seven. Omah, the second caliph, said, "Four things come not back the spo ken word, the sped arrow, the past life, the neglected opportunity." In nature there are four sen sens, and the four points of the compass. Forty, a multiple of four 'by ten, Is one of tho sacred numbers. The pro bation of our first parents In the garden of Eden Is supposed to have tn'cn 40 years. The rain fell at the deluge 40 days and nights, and the water re mained on the earth 40 days, ine days of embalming the dead were 40. Solomon's temple was 40 cubits long. In It w ere ten la vers, each four cubits long and containing 40 baths. Moses was 40 years old when he fled into the land of Mid Ian, where ho dwelt 40 years. He was on Mount Rlnal 40 days and 40 nights. The Is raelites wandered lu the wilderness 40 years. The Saviour fasted 40 days and nights before entering upon public life. The same time elapsed between tho resurrection and the ascension. Putt!' Kurort. Adellna Tnttl. the great singer, on one of her tours of Europe was due at Itucharest on a certain date. Owing to Inclement weather, however, madame declined to budge from Vienna, and the poor manager went nearly distract ed. As storming had not the slightest effect on her serene highness the man ager set his wits to work. Soon after ward a telegram arrived from Itucha rest. stating that a brilliant deputation of Roumanian nobles, with a torchlight procession ard military band, was to receive the diva. The message was handed to Mine. Patti. who was en chanted, and nt once made ready to start On arrival, the band played and the torches tlared, aud madame was nut In the best of spirits by being es corted to her hotel by the Roumanian nobles. It Is not known what she would have said had she been told that the "nobles" were hired from the streets and dressed up for the occasion by a representative of the manager. Didn't Tench Hint Tlint TrlcU. "That's n werry knowing animal o' yours," said a cockney gentleman to the keeper of an elephant "Very." was the cool rejlnder. i.ei foi uis Ktrumro tricks and ban- ties, dots he?" Inquired the cockney, eying the animal through his glass. "Surprisiii!" retorted the keeper. "We've h amed him to put money In that box you see up there. Try him wilh half a crown." The cockney handed the elephant half a crown, and, sure enough, he took It In his trunk and placed It In a box high up out of reach. "Well, that Is very hextraordlnary hastonlshlng. truly!" said the green one, opening his eyes. "Now let's see him take It out and 'and It back." "We never learned him that trick," retorted the keeper and then turned away to stir up the monkeys aud punch the hyenas. London Tit-lilts. Grned In the For. It Is not usual for a ship on the high seas to elect to cast anchor on the deck of a passing steamer, but that Is what a four masted schooner did once In the Atlantic. The two vessels grazed in the fog, and the "catted" port anchor of the schooner caught In the steamer's deck "by a fluke." It fastened to nn engineer's stateroom In such a manner ns to bar his exit; but, fortunately, the chain parted Just as the room was be ing ripped Into fragments. The schoon er followed the steamer to Its destina tion to recover her anchor. Cleaning the Clock. A farmer has an ambitious son, 12 years old, who, being left alone for a few hours the other day, tried to clean the clock. He easily got the clock to pieces, but his dllliculty lay in putting them together again after cleaning. At this task he was only partly suc cessful, and upon his fathers return home he eagerly exclaimed: "Father, I've cleaned the clock and got enough works left over to make an other one!" Exchange. Had Trouble of Ilia Own. "Sir" ocean young Tlmklns as he entered the presence of tho dear glrl'a father, "I want to marry your daugh ter" "Oh, don't bother me with your trou- Mes!" Interrupted the old gentleman. "She told me some time ago that she Intended to marry you, fco you'll have to settle it between yourselves." Ex change. Deserted Jamestown, Va., where the English gained their flrst foothold In the new world In li'07, was burned In 1G70. To day nobody lives there. Little remains to mark the site except a crumbling church tower, dilapidated gravestones and remnants of the foundations of a few houses. Ladies' Home Journal. The Flihermnii'i Gamble With Death. In bad weather, the fisherman s wife said, when the boats were out, sue could never stay In the house because of the clock. As It ticked she heard nothing but "Wife, widow: wife, wid ow" over and over again. And. she laid, 'tis but tho swing of the bob which name should te the true one. "Cynthia In the West." A Breakfatt Table Decision. "I understand that .Jeuklns took the f lrty-thlrd degree." "Yes. Ills wife says It must not oe eir agaln."-Puck. It Takes a Remedy of Un common Merit to Draw the Unqualified Praise oi a Successful Practicing Physician. Dr. J. W. Rates of Corfu. N. Y., states: A most remarkable case has come under my hands of late and has fully convinced me of the wondct I power of Dr. A. W. Chase's Nenre Tills over diseases of the nerves. "A young lady who was treated for orer two years for epilepsy by two doctors was given up to die. I found that her sickness was not epilepsy, out nervous uoudics. uhw to menstrual derangements, and prescribed four of Dr. Chase's Nerve Pills a day, after meals ard at bed time. Since that time she has not had a single bad spell. Her health has rapidly improved, she has gained about fifteen prunes in weight, and I do not hesl. tat to state that Dr. A. W. Chase's Nerve Pills have saved her life and restored her to health." See that the portrait and signature of Dr. A. W. Chase are on every box. Price 50 cents a box. Six boxes for $2.50. Manufactured by the Dr. A W. Chase Medicine Ca Uuffalo, N. Y. A, Ji Cnnndlan Ran. In cold countries like Canada the cars are often forced to grow in an un natural way by the custom of forcing the caps down over the skull and mak ing the ears stick out. It Is only Amer ican ears which get frostbitten in Can ndn. Tho ears of the natives are In tired to exeesslve cold. Thc red and blue jockey caps arc very popular for Itovs and girls. You will find them at J. T. Vcblcr's Ionia. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? The above was copied from an an. dent obelisk near Alexandria, Egypt No one knows Its meaning. Every man ought to know the meaning of the symptoms of nervous debility. It's a serious mMtttr when the strength of manhood falls 1 when overwork or business worries sap all energy, when memory weakens, and the very brain begins to decay. PALMO TABLETS restore all elements necessary to rebuild the system. They create boundless energy, firm muscles, clear, bright brain, and perfect strength. WMBHtnni,ui(ir(ii.nii ttoaraniMMi. Vufnnblftbonk. trwm. XUlaid Drue Oo.,ClrUnd, O. FT. I. HKSE1HVT, Ihmggiat