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Brevities. Short Items of Interest Re lating to the Town and Its Piople, told in a Single Paragraph, W. J. Vilson left Monday on an eastern trip. Hon. J. I). Morse was a Portland visitor last Friday. Attorney I. L. Hubbell was in Ionia on business Tuesday. Win. J. Clarke is receiving a visit from a brother from Texas. Mr. and Mrs. II. S. Shrlener of Lowell spent Sunday at K. Trail's. W. C. Spicerand wife are spendiug the week with Grand Ilapids friends. Dr. C E. Sheldon expects to open his dancing school about November 1. MissMable Stone entertained her mother from Hig Ilapids over Sunday. Mrs. Henry Jersey of Iioyne City is visiting relatives and friends in the city. Art liradish and Miss Susie Silver nail were married last Saturday eve ning. Mrs. W. I). Sinclair is entertaining her mother Mrs. Scotts of Fenwick for several days. Harry Campbell who is attending the Ferris school at Hig Rapids was home over Sunday. Miss Lottie IJushnell of Grand I la puis was the guest of Miss Lottie Morse over Sunday. Mrs. Arthur Letts who has been the guest of Mrs. C. G. Schefllcr and also of Mrs. G. W. Fish, has returned to lu r home at Owosso. Ireland's Majestic range special ex hibition and sale last week was quite a success, thirteen being sold, more than at both former exhibits. L. Holmes and father Fred W. Holmes of Orleans, George Haysmer and George Baker started from here Monday for the Pan American. Hon. T. M. Templeton of Junction City, Kansas, ex-representative, has returned home from a visit to his brother-in-law, G. W. Fish and family. Fred Wadelich received a visit this week from a brother whom he has not se en in so many years that they re quired an indroduction to each other. Hon. J. 1). Morse and wife left Tues day morning on a three weeks' trip cat. They do the Pan American first and then go on to Massachussets and Connecticut. A football game, the first of the season here, is advertised between Greenville II S. and Iielding II. S. for Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Ad mission, gents 15, ladies 10. Tom Griffith was home from Big Ilapids over Sunday. Said there had been so many marriages among the young people here he thonght he had better come down and see if every thing was all right. The Pere Marquette has been granted a grade crossing with the G. II. & I. tracks at Howard City by the state crossing board which looks as though they really mean to build that extension west from that point. Last Thursday being the first anni versary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. C. G, Scheflier, about twenty of their friends dropped in upon them at their home to help them celebrate the event in proper manner. A very jolly time was enjoyed by all partici pants. The putting up of danger signs up on the Unger block last week, ended the delay in making repairs with great promptness. The contract to take down and reconstruct the front was let to Wright & Huntly by I. L. Hublicll agent for the eastern owners, and they have the work well under way. The organization of the Buffaloes will take place at the Woodmen hall Tuesday evening of next week instead of tonight as originally an nounced, as many as are going to be away this evening. It is expected that a delegation from Portland will be present to perform the work and start it off right. The Pere Marquette passenger train from Grand Ilapids Tuesday evening due at this station at 0:3(5 met with an accident at Lowell, the en gine and baggage car leaving the track just south of the D. & M. cros sing. No one hurt but some of the passengers were pretty badly frightened. After trying for some time to pull them back onto the track passengers and baggage were trans ferred and the Beldlng contingent reached here in the neighborhood of one o'clock a. m. Fred Lewis of Grattan township, had cart loads of fun Tuesday even ing but Wednesday morning when he settled with Judge Moulton he found it rather expensive. He quaffed the cup so often that he became pretty noisy and after warning him without avail nightwatch Hiker placed him under arrest and started to put him in the "coop." He broke away how ever and got his team, starting for home, when he was overhauled near the bridge and after a little scrap was taken lack. He paid $10 fine and costs, making a total of $14.50. Miss Hattie Wort man, has gone to St. Louis to attend Yerington's col lege. Mrs. Trumbull of Moseley is the guest of her daughter Mrs. Dan Skel lenger. Editor F. J. Luick and wife arc inov ing into the Amelia Cooley residence on Front st. Mrs. A. J. Vincent of Lakeview vis ited Beldlng relatives and friends the first of the week. Special meeting of the F. & A. M. next Monday evening with work in the second degree. llandall Dyer of Conway, Mass., cousin to 11. S. Campbell, made a brief visit here this week. Commissioner Burhans announces a teachers' examination to be held In Ionia Oct. 17 and 18. Jay Leonard has taken the position of night man at the Spencer Electric Light Company's plant. W. F. Sandelland wife attended the funeral of a friend in the north part of Clinton county Tuesday. Mesdames M. A. Chapman and Etta McLaughlin are in Grand Ilapids at tending the Grand Chapter O. E. S. Geo. P. Richardson, of Chicago, president of the Richardson Silk Co., was in the city Tuesday and Wednes day. A coal mine is the latest prospect for Belding, coal having been discov ered on the Dr. Corvlllc farm at the west city limits. Mr. H. K. Blodgett went to St. Mary's hospital at Grand Ilapids Sat- day for the purpose of having an op eration performed. The potato market has been quite liyely the past week. The price runs al)Out 50 cts. per bushel, 55 cts. hav ing leen paid in some cases. A large number of Beldingitcs, too numerous to attempt to enumerate, have leen in Grand Rapids this week on business or'pleasurc or both. The Belding Womans' Club will meet with Mrs. C. D. Ellis next Tues day Oct. 15th at 2:30 o'clock. Miscel laneous quotations, topic American Art. Current events. Mr. W. E. Howes, of Brownville, Maine, superintendent of the Brown ville Slate Co., a large concern which ships its product pretty nelrly all over the world, is in the city, a guest at his brother-in-law's, H. S. Camp bell's. The annual meeting and banquet of the B. I. G. association is to be held at Hotel Belding tomorrow (Friday) evening. As most of our readers know this association consists of the teachers, loard members and ex-mcm- lxrs of Belding, Ionia and Greenville, and they always have enjoyable af fairs. Mrs. Pietzof Ithaca was unable to be here as announced last Friday eve ning to install the ofllcers and start otT the new lodge of the Rathbone Siters, but it is now arranged that Mrs. Nellie Scatterwood P. G. C. of Alma will come this week Friday and the meeting will be held at the K. P. hall for that purpose at 1 o'clock p. m. The walls of Beldlng Bros. & Co. new silk fabric mill are nearing com pletion and with favorable weather the roof will be on inside of a week. It is a well and most substantially constructed factory building and one in which our citizens take Increasing pride as the work progresses and they arc better able to appreciate its size and fine appearance. H. S. Campbell, representing the Ballon Basket Works left Tuesday evening on a southern trip, covering eight states and going as far south as Texas. He will not be home again until the holidays. He has not been out for several months for the reason that the concern has been fairly swamped with orders and could not take care of more business if they had it with their pcesent facilities. They promise to make a fine showing this year. s Some people who were Impatient at the delay have wondered many times when work was to be legun upon the city park property. It has not been owing to any dilatoryness on the part of the park commission but for the very good reason that they have not had any funds at their disposal until very recently. An extension of Main st. along the river bank Is being built and will be completed this week, also the brush Is being cut and the grounds cleaned up so that there is already quite an improvement. Nothing very extensive can be attempted this year, as funds are short, but it is hoped and expected to make quite a showing next year. MarrlnKO Licenses. Robt; W. Banhagcl, 22, Ionia. Cassandro Holdcn, 22, Ionia. Fred Rich, 30, Iielding Hattie Drives, 25, Grand Ilapids. Over two hundred tickets already sold for the Concert Course. City Clerk leo. W. Moulton, The resignation of city clerk Alvi" W. Pringle was presented to the city council at their meeting last Fri&V evening and accepted, Geo. W. Moult on being at once unanimously cho' to fill the unexpired term. Mr Pringle has taken the forctnanshijof the Clipper printing oMice at Cedar Springs, hence the necessity of the above action. As he is a graduate from the Bannkh office we take pride and pleasure in his advancement and hope he may continue until he reaches the top. Mr. Moulton was clerk previous to the election of Pringle and has been deputy the last six months so that he has all the work at his fingers' ends and there will be no hitch. It is something of coincidence that this makes the fourth city clerk to resign during his term since the city was or ganized, a period of less than ten years. The Tank Kxnloded. Last Friday evening Mrs. N. Lap ham and I'M ward Knapp went into the basement of N. Lapham's candy store to charge the tank of an acety lene gas machine which they have there for the purpose of furnishing lights when the thing exploded with considerable force knocking them both down and some distance away also burning both quite badly in the face although Mrs. Lapham consider ably the worse of the two. Things were jarred up pretty well and some damage done although nothing very serious. The fire alarm was turned in and the fire department brought out but their services were not need ed. Mr. Lapham is out of the city, having pone to the upper peninsula two or three weeks ago on a hunting trip. Two brothers and a sister of Mrs. Lapham from Detroit came and have been taking care of her. She is getting along very nicely now, her in juries, although painful, not lieing of a serious nature. Another It uhIiicmm C'hnnisp. G. W. DeWitt has sold out his furni ture stock and business toC. L. Staley & Co., who took possession and ljegan business Tuesda'. Mr. Staley is a young man well known in Belding having been a resident here for about ten years, and recently started unsuc cessful negotiations for the purchase of the Wilson & Fricdly stock. Under the terms of this deal, Wilson & Friedly purchase the undertaking branch of the business and Mr. Staley acquires the balance. This store was established by Lapham & DeWitt less than a year and a half ago, and the stock is all new and good. A good business has been done and we expect to see it increase under Mr. Staley's management. He proposes adding some other lines to his stock later on. Mr. DeWitt has formed no plans yet for his future and left Wednesday morning on a prospecting trip. He has a couple of good offers open to travel for wholesale houses and may accept one if he docs not strike an at tractive opening to engage in busi ness again. Itniiiiey-lleHrdslee. Mr. Fred E. Ranneyof this city and Mrs. J. Beardslee of Greenville were married very quietly last Thursday afternoon in the presence of a few- relatives and near friends at the home of the bride. It has been under stood for some time that it was Mr. Ranney's intention to make his home in Greenville in the near future where he had established a few years ago and built up a highly successful manu facturing business, and with that end in view he purchased of Mrs. Beards lee some time since her residence for his own use. After thinking the matter over It seems he came to the conclusion that there was no good reason why she should not remain an the mistress of the home to which she had become accustomed and the re sult is above stated, Mr. Ranney has been a resident of Belding for many years, in fact it, Is the only home he has ever known in Michigan and he has taken a very ac tive part in its development in the years that have gone by. The Han nkk only voices the sentiment of all In saying that we very much regret his departure from our midst, but wish himself and bride a very happy journey through life. Here's our Fred. B5r reductions this week at Fried man's. Special sale on fiour at Canficld's this week. All wool lleece-llned underwear for 5c at Friedman's. Season tickets for the Concert Course, 8 riumbcrs $1 at Benedict's. Barn for rent on Main st., rear old Weter house. Inquire of W. P. Heth-crington. For sale a seven-room house and lot good cistern and cellar, situated on Brown & Wallace addition, for parti- uiars can on nn I'cari si. rouin. DRESSMAKING Rooms In Vincent block. Long ex perience; satisfaction guaranteed; prices reasonable. Mus. Kalk. SPECIAL SHOE SALE. We have just received a larire line of specialties in ladies' shoes for this season's opening sale. They are the best medium priced advertised shoes on the market. You can see samples in our snow wmuow, ai me up-to-uate shoe store. A. Fuhrman. Opera IIoumo Airulrw. One of the most enjoyable dramatic performances it has been the pleasure, of a Belding audience to witness in a long time was the presentation of W. R. Wilson's "Under two Flags" Tues day evening. The play itself is a strong one and the company was a capable one in every particular, not a single stick in the entire cast. Miss Rose Mayo In the difficult character of Cigarette gave a splendid por trayal although sulTering greatly from hoarseness. Miss Mayo and Mr. Clif ton were given a curtain call at the end of the third act. The house was well filled. Harding ct Holmes' re cently organized opera house orches tra of six pieces made their first ap pearance and surprised all with the proficiency they have attained in so short a time. "Little Trlxie" about half filled the opera house Friday night and were they to return there would be less than before. The next attraction booked Is "The Power of Love" for Oct. ISth, said to be a strong comedy drama. A lliiiiiiiumo sale. The Congregational ladies arc already preparing for another rum mage sale which they intend to hold beginning the first week in Novem ber. The one held nearly a year ago proved very popular and was quite successful from a financial standpoint to the society and they hope to do as well or better this time. The men folks will have to put all their old clothes, &c. under lock and key until after that date or they won't have any left. Bands No. 1 and 2 of the Congrega tional church will serve a supper In cluding oysters, at the church Wed nesday evening Oct. 10th, from 5 to 8. Bill twenty-five cents. Everyone in vited. There will be preaching at the Green's church next Sunday 2:30 p. m. by Rev. A. O. Carman. 50c underwear 40c at Friedman's 25c gloves for 22c at Friedman's. 50c shirts and 50c overalls for 45c at Friedman's. Mrs. W. Currie will tie comforters for one month only at 35 cts each. 4t Wanted 500 ladies to call and ex amine the specialties we olTer at our opening Shoe Sale. A. FuilKMAN. (JroeerleH are Cheaper. Don't let any one tell you that groc eries are higher because they are not. Take your money to Canlieid's and see what il will buy. Two doors west of P. O. IiiHiiranec Change. A. Wagner is now the legal author ized agent of the Queen Insurance Co. for Belding. He has bought the agency of the Geo. S. Rosevelt estate. The policy holders of the Queen In surance Co. will receive all proper at tention at Mr. Wagner, Insurance Otlice in New Belding Block, south side Main street. BELDING MARKETS. DEI.U1 NO, Oct. 4, 1901. Flour, f cwt. retail 1 90 V cwt. patent 2 10 Corn Meal cwt I 05 " V ton 20 00 Feed, V cwt, chop 1 05 V ton TO 00 Hran, cwt W) Middling, V cwt 90 Wheat, red. bu M white V bu Bfi Rye, V bu Corn bu M Oats, bu. new .TJ Hay. baled. $ ton 8 009 fx i Means. V bu 1 50df 1 ftft Mutter V t 16 KpKstfdoz 16 Potatoes 4(K.S0 Apples Z'jCM) Sage V ff 30 Lard V lb 10 Chlchens, old, V lb 66V4 Spring Chickens 7 Veal, cwt, dressed 00 ' M cwt., live 3 ftOfcrJl 00 Heef V cwt., live welKht 3 oor.1 75 Pork cwt., dressed 7 U0rf,7 M Salt Pork, y lt 9 Mutton, dressed. H cwt 6 (XXTcT 00 Land Plaster, V ton 6 00 Calcined Plaster f bbl 2 2S & b b fr 4 b tfr fr rfr tt? fr tfr ij? tf? a T T7 T7 T7 T7 T7 T7 T7 T7 T7 Thirteen DStSnmcgjeS) Sold last wccli and more sales to follow. Don't forget that we sell Second hand vStoves too. T. Frank Ireland, "We Never Sleep." STOVE MAN. -9 4 T A' S 4 4 4 4 4 4 44 4 4 4 4 4 4 44 44 $r IMMENSE STOCK OF CLOAKS and See Our Large Assortment. See Our Fine Styles. Note How Moderate Our Prices Are. We call especial attention to the Superb Fit of our garments. Every Cloak is made to our order and both the work and material is the very best the price will warrant. Spencer &r Lloyd. Malta-Vitae The New Health Food. t C t c i Bruits, I Vegetables, Olives, Canned Goods. Lamb Bros What we say we do we do do Books To-day 5c, To-morrow 4c. r The first "hurt look'' talc was such a success I have started another. A lot of 2."c ami 10c paper-covered books in the window are down to "c today; Friday 4c; Saturday at 3c; Mon day 2c; Tuesday one cent. Some are real good stories, as Stanley's Adventures, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Sylvanus Cobb's stories. Hoylcs Card Kules, etc. For the Livor and the Bowels. Take a few Honey IMlls now. The 2. cent size holds sixty pills and the 10c size has 20 pills. They are just the proper thin? to take when the liver does not do its work properly or when overfeeding loads the bowels. When you are drowsy, head aches, bad taste in the mouth, take Honey Pill for several nights. Dairy Thermometers. You can save hours when churning by having cream at the right temperature. These thermometers arc all glass and float straight up in the cream, 10c, some isk2."c for them. Hollow Rubber Balls, 5o and 10c. 500 New Books at 15c. Part of my Xmas line of books are already here. There arc 500 books to sell at 15c. They are the very finest books you ever saw for the money. New titles, bright, clean covers and lixed up so nicely one would think that the price was 25c. They are peculiar books too for they seem to magnetize money and draw it right out of pocket Ifooks. Some of the new titles are, "Maggie Miller" and "Dora Dcane" by Mary J. Holmes, "Song of Miriam" by Marie Cor elli, several by Bertha M. Clay, etc. Three 5c Cakes 1 fn of Toilet Soap, Until Saturday night the soap sale keeps go ing. Splendid 5c toilet soap in tar, oatmeal, palm, rose, elderberry, caster lily, at the small price of .1 for 10c. 10c Toilet SoapsWfk. Three Cakes forjvu This week only. See them In the window, a variety of odors, any three you wish for 20c. Have a lot more coming and want to close out present stock. WV J. BENEDICT.