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Brevities. Short Items of Interest Re lating to the Town and Its People, told in a Single Paragraph, Miss Mac Harvey was at Lowell over Sunday. Lynn Lowry and wife were in Green ville Monday. Clare Weeks of Alma is in the city for a few days. K. Chappie is enlarging- his real dence on Pearl st. Mrs. L. E. Green is visiting her mother at Saranac. Mr. MotTatt went to Stanton Tues day to visit his son F. E. Mrs. Wm. Carter who has been so seriously ill, is very much improved. Mrs. Julia Brooks of Ionia spent Friday with her sister Miss Jean Lyle. Miss Carrie Peckham, spent Satur day and Sunday at home in Casnovia. W. I. Henedict was in Ionia Tuesday to introduce Busy Bee Cough Honey there. Chas. Vose and family of Howard City have been guests at A. Fuhr man's. W. I). Ballou and R. R. Edwards were passengers for Grand Rapids this morning. Mrs. W. J. Knott went to Grand Rapids Wednesday for a two or three days' visit with friends. Miss Jda Webster who has been vis iting friends here returned to her home at Pierson Wednesday. L. E. Green and II. M. Drummond left Wednesday morning on a hunting trip up in the vicinity of Alpena. Miss Edie Kennedy of Portland was the guest of her friend Miss Nanna Cribb the latter part of last week. ' Whisters will bear in mind the meet ing of the club at the Forester hall opposite Hotel Belding, Friday eve ning. Mesdames. Webster, Johnson and Irving Williams of Six Lakes visited their sister Mrs. J. C. Shipman sev eral days. It was a big, bright, bouncing baby .boy which arrived to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Ham montree last Friday. McLaughlin & Heywood the black smiths, lind that they need more room and are having an addition construct ed to their shop on Pleasant st. The executive board of the Long Lake camp meeting association are in session at Ionia today. Rev. A. O. Carman of this city is in attendance. The W. S. Canfield Co. has added to their lixtures an ice chest for cut flowers and also a refrigerator cheese box which can be iced during warm weather. O. J. Wheeler is moving from his farm to his residence on Peck's hill, and will give his entire time to put ting in tubular wells, repairing and selling windmills. Chas. Dixon was home from Grand Rapids over Sunday being called here on account of illness of his wife. He has a good position with the Street j Railway Co. there. Mrs. A. O. Carman attended the Woman's Foreign Missionary meet ing of Lansing District at Portland this week. She gave an illustrative talk to children on missions. C. L. Staley & Co. have added a fine line of parlor lamps and chamber sets to their furniture stock. They report a very satisfactory business thus far. See their adv. in another column. Mrs. P. P. Landy of Barkers, N. Y., is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mclntyre. Mr. Landy is ex pected here next week, . he having been in Arkansas for a number of weeks past, operating apple evapora tors. Mrs. Dwight Sheldon returned home Saturday from a ten days visit with her friend Mrs. O. S. Cole of Toledo. Mrs. Cole returned with her to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Spen cer, also friends at Reed City and Fremont. Mrs. George Retterstoff of Miriam, died Monday night, age 53 years. The funeral wa9 held this Thursday morning at the Miriam Catholic church. She leaves a husband and four children, four others having preceded her in death. Harry Kennedy, baggagemaster for the Pere Marquette at this station got his right hand bruised in handling some trunks a few days ago and after wards caught cold in It, in conse quence of which a felon formed and he has been caused considerable pain and inconvenience. A party of eight hunters started from here Monday for the upper pe ninsula, their Intention being to bag some big game. They are from the section south of the city and their destination was Palms Station on the South Shore road a abort distance north of the Straits, and from there drive out to their proposed camp lo cation. Chas. Brown went with them but his hunting will be a land hunt, as he believes there is money in tim ber lands. Mr. W. J. Clark and oth ers will follow them next week. Dr. I. S. Morris and son spent Sun day at Lowell. Remember the Jubilee Singers Tuesday evening. Miss Huhn spent Sunday with her parents at Saranac. Mrs. R. K. Ross, of Ionia, is visit Ing her sister. Mrs. E. E. Fales. See special bargain prices at Bridge St. Market for Saturday. Mrs. M. B. Divine and Mrs. Alfred Allen of Portland spent Sunday here. Mrs. Dr. Peck and Miss Rhea of Lowell visited friends here over Sun day. E. E. Lessiter will give a Thanks giving ball as usual at his hall In Grat tan Nov. 2Hth. Belding jurors November term: James Granger, M. E. Severance, John Spriggs. Mrs. Fred Hay ward of Casnovia vis ited at Mrs. W. I. Benedict's Thurs day and Friday. ueunng t. vY a. m. wm nave a special meeting Monday night. Third degree work and banquet. The K. O. T. M. have changed their meeting nights to the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Mrs. Viola Nealon has returned to Belding from New York state, where she has been for a couple of years. It is reported that Aleck Bain and Miss Fuller, daughter of Benj. Fuller, were married at Grand Rapids yester day. The subject of the discourse at the Methodist church for next Sunday evening will be, "A Princely Well- digger." The iron colums and steel I beams having arrived, the work of rebuild ing the front of the linger block is now in progress. Miss Carrie Westover, an employee of the R. S. Co., was notified yester day that her father was dead and left for home at once. Dan Hat and wife of Lansing have been visiting relatives and friends in Belding and Greenville. She is a sis ter of Robt. Peebles. The Ladies' Literary Exchange Club meets with Mrs. J. T. Angell, November 14th at 2:30. Quotations and answer to roll call. The Friedly boys, Henry and Ben, are now licensed embalmers, having passed the iccent examination at Lansing and have received their cer tificates from the state. Joe Pressley who has been enjoying long vacation, started out again this morning on the road for the Ionia overall concern. He will not be at home much now until February. Regular meeting O. E. S. next Tues day evening at 7 o'clock. Initiation postpoed on account of Canadian Jubilee singers. Officers requested to meet Saturday evening for practice. The Belding sportsmen, and we have more of them to the square inch than any other town in the state, are getting in full time while the bird season lasts. Some good strings are brought in. Gordon Tower, son of B. F. Tower. who has been in northern Idaho since the fore part of July on government, forestry business, arrived home Wed nesday. After a short visit he will go to Washington, D. C. Mr. Frank Goss of Battle Creek and Mrs. Myra Passmore of this city were united in marriage by Rev. A. O. Car man at the parsonage on Monday eve ning. The bride Is a tiaugnter oi Mr. Richard Bristol of this place. Mr. J. E. Stevens who has conduct ed a very successful cigar manufact uring business in Belding for several years, has sold out to Chas. Stout and intends going to California on account of the health of his wife as well as himself. Not so many potatoes coming in now, farmers very bus' with fall work, and most of them think also that the price is going considerably higher be fore spring, although that opinion Is not shared by the buyers. 57c seems to be the top notch at present. Floyd Huntley, fireman at factory 'A" of the Belding-Hall Mfg. Co. was very severely burned about the face and hands Tuesday. He was perform ing his usual duties when there was a small explosion from the arch caused by gas having formed, a great flame of fire leaped out and caught him. Dr. Ferguson attended him and made him as comfortable as possible. The Ionia friends of Geo. E. Nichols are not to have their faith shaken in him by nnproven charges made by such men as Garman and Cameron of the Grand Rapids water scandal have leen shown to be. Last Friday eve ning when he returned home from Grand Rapids to spend Sunday he was met at the depot by about two hun dred people, composed from both political parties and assured him of their confidence. Such acts are cer tainly inspiring to a man and will be ! appreciated by Mr. Nichols. II. WALLACE DEAD. One More Pioneer Called Quite Sud denly Tuettday. Once again we are called upon to announce the death of one of those sturdy pioneers of this section, Mr Nathaniel Wallace, who passed away at his home on the corner of Front and Washington sts., Tuesday fore noon from paralysis. The first shock was noticed Saturday, but it was not of sufficient force to prevent him from going about as usual. He grew worse however, rather than better, although he was down town Monday, and was out to his barn as late as six o'clock that evening. He began to fail rapidly after that and passed away as before said Tuesday forenoon. Mr. Wallace has been a resident of the city something like sixteen or sev enteen years, having previously owned and operated a fine farm a few miles west of the city, he being one of the early pioneers of this section. He was a hard worker and a man of strong will, very positive in his con vlctlons, and In consequence of these traits of character was not as popular as some other men of more pliable na tures but was esteemed highest by thoses who had known him longest. By hard work and thrift he had ac quired a competency, having built and owned the fine brick block on Main st. which bears his name, as well as own ing considerable other city property. Mr. Wallace was born in Connecti cut Ang. 11, 1822; and was therefore 7J years of age. He was married to the wife who survives him when he was 31 years old, but their union has never been blessed with any children. He also has two sisters residing in De troit, and a brother at Morrison, Iowa. The funeral services were held from the house this morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. J. J. Staley officiating and the remains were taken to the Ashley cemetery for burial. Mrs. Wallace has for several years past been a great sufferer from rheumatism and on account of her own infirmities combined with this great shock is in quite a precarious condition herself. Hallowe'en Celebration. Hallowe'en passed this year without an- very serious pranks being played, in fact it has been several years since we had one of those exceedingly Ver million colored times, like we were prone to experience from ten to a dozen years ago. Our city officers have become too vigilant and frown it down. There were several gatherings of young people of a social character at which much sport was enjoyed. One of the best ones was given by the Misses Wiley at their home on Front st., about twenty yonng ladies being present and all in costume of various character. It was all carried out in fine shape, prizes being awarded and the amusements were of a character suitable to the occasion. A "Lucky" Accident. The railroad crossing at the foot of the brick yard hill was the scene of a lucky accident if an accident can be called lucky yesterday afternoon. As Mr. and Mrs.Stoughton of Otlsco were driving home, they failed to hear the south bound train and as their horse became unmanageable they were obliged to turnout in the ditch to save themselves and horse. Bert Ohlinger and Chas. Bartlett who were loading brick at the yard hastened to help them get into the road. The front wheel of the carriage was struck by the car steps, tearing the steps from the car. Mr. and Mrs. Stoughton were not injured in the least, and the car riage was but slightly damaged. six O'clock Dinner. Bands No. 2 and 4 of the Congrega tional church will serve from five un- until half past seven, in the east store of the Wallace block. MENU. Veal Pie Mashed Potatoes Squash Jelly Pickles Cabbage Salad Coffee Celery Doughnuts Urown and White Hread Me and Cheese Adults 15 cts. children 10 cts Lyle LaDue and Blanche Rowland were united in marriage at the resi dence of the bride's parents last cve- lng by Rev. J. J. Staley In the pres ence of some twenty-five or thirty of their relatives and friends. His par ents from Carson City were among those present. The following themes are announc ed for discourse at the evening ser vices in the Congregational church, beginning next Sunday evening. Wo man under Paganism, Cleopatra; Wo men under Christianity, Frances E. Wlllard; Woman as Ruler, Elizabeth; Woman as Writer, George Elliott. George W. Ilauck of Lakcview, who was arrested a week ago by Deputy Marshal Horace Davis under an Indict ment charging him with shipping ob scene pictures from one state to an other, decided not to go on trial. He entered a plea of guilty before Judge Wanty and was fined $500 or six months in jail. Ilauck, It is alleged, was acting as agent in Montcalm county for one of these-nickel In the slot machine companies whose head quarters is In Chicago. He paid. For Sale House with 10 rooms and full size lot on Front st. For particu lars inquire at Banner office. 21 13 AMUSEMENTS. Six years of consecutive success la the principal theatres of the United States supplemented by an equal amount of popular favor In Great Brltlan, Australia, Germany and France Is the record attained by that masterful melodrama, "The Span .of Life," and no other play, except those of Shakespeare, has ever been so widely played or so universally popu lar. Strong heart Interest, exciting climaxes, .thrilling situations, natural dialogue, genuine humor, fine stage settings and competent acting, are the features that have made this play the best of modern times. It will be presented at the Belding Opera House next week Friday night, Nov. 15 by the strongest company ever seen in a melodrama and with an entirely new equipment of scenery and effects. A great feature of the production will be the marvellous Donazetta, the most skillful and daring acrobats of the country, who will form themselves into a bridge 30 feet. above the stage, and three people will pass across their interlocked bodies. Reserved seats now on sale at Hotel Belding at 50c. each. The Canadian Jubilee singers have been engaged by the ladies society of the Congregational church to give one of their entertainments at the church next Tuesday evening. This company has appeared in Belding several times and have always given good satisfaction, consequently a good house is anticipated. Admission 25c children irc. The Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. church will hold their regular meet ing Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. p C. Jameson, corner Bridge and Congress sts. A ten cent tea will be served from 5 to 8 o'clock. All in vited. Old papers to put under carpets, &cM at Wilder'. Lecture Course in Ionia has but 5 numbers. We have 8 for $1.00. Wood To burn. We have beech and maple, oak, etc. Headquarters Flemming's warehouse. Flkmmim; & Madden. (Jet your season tickets for the Con cert Course at Benedict's, only $1.00. $1.00 overalls and iaekets reduced to 75e at J. T. Webber's, Ionia. Ask for trading stamps. If you want the very latest styles in white and fancy shirts and neckwear go to J. T. Webber's Ionia. Ask for trading stamps. Wood. Beech and maple, oak, etc. Order at Flemming's warehouse. Flemming & Madden. If you want suits or overcoats that are equal to custom made, go to J. T. Webber's, Ionia. Ask for trading stamps. You will get the very best values in underwear and working shirts at J. T. Webber's, Ionia. Ask for trading stamps. BELDING MARKETS. IlELDINO, NOV. 7, 1901. Flour, IP cwt, retail l do cwt. patent 2 10 Cora Meal cwt 1 10 " W ton 20 00 Feed, cwt, chop I OS W ton CO 00 Hran, it cwt lo Middlings, V cwt M) Wheat, red. -Ji ttu 70 wnito .w du 70 Kye, V bu 48 Corn V bu M Oats, bu. new 34 lav. baled, y ton 8 ooras ft) Jeans. V bu 1 'ibc 35 Butter W tt IX Eiwsydoz IS 'otatoes w Apples 50(2,75 Sage Th 30 Chlchens, old, V lb 5 spring (jolcken o Veal, cwt., dressed 5.Wr7 00 W cwt., live 3 TMfiA 00 Heef V cwt., live wetgbt 3 OOiuJi 75 'ork l cwt., dressed 7 wu.7 60 Salt Pork, lb 9 M utton. dressed. cwt 6 00(7 (XI -and Plaster, TV ton 5 00 Calcined Plaster V bbl 2 2H & rt i i if if if if if if if if if & T7 T7 AT T. FRANK IRELAND'S. Ytllow Front. "We Never Sleep." 4 4 $& 4 4 4 4& 41 4 44 4 4 4 IMMENSE STOCK OF fPLOAKS and vAPES 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 & Lloyd. jj Bulk Oysters, Blower Pots, Maple Syrup, Pan Cake Flour, ? : 5 L,amh Bros. this noxnim Gitocmts. -4 HERE'S HOW 1 SAVE YOU MONEY For Chapped Hands Husy Uec Lotion is splendid sold a lot of it last year and want you to try it now. Un til Jan. 1 you may have a 25c bottle for 10c- A Cough Cure that CURES Use Husy Heo Cough Honey for the first cough, the little hacking cough. It cures them and the tickling in the throat so many get in these cold windy days. I confidently advise you to use it, because I know it has cured and will cure. The largest bottle on the market for 25o. Long Nights Coming The studious person will spend these cold winter nights at home, reading, and what more comfortable picture can be painted than a bright stove, plenty of light and a good book. How much is implied in that word qnod Tastes differ but I have looks for you all. Taper-covered looks, lots of titles on hand and 175 coming at 10c. r(W cloth Imoks at 15c and 200 coming. Manyat25o and more coming. Free Sample Box of Milkweed Cream. You see it advertised so much In the magazines. Regular price 50c. It removes tan, freckles, blackheads Horehound Drops Pure, fresh, aud strong of horehound. pound. 5c. pkg. 20c Ja. I. BENEDICT. Fine Writing Paper Tell everybody that the place for writing paper of the right kind and the right price i9 at the Corner Drug Store. Just opened a new lot of tablets at 15c. Fine envelopes to match 15c. Have 1300 tablets coming Twenty Thousand envelopes were in that stack in the window. They are selling very fast. They are of a heavy XXX quality and better than are gen erally sold for this price. If your Child comes to buy, we think of you as the customer not the child. Your Eyes The only hope of aiding falling, distorted or defective vision is in lenses properly fitted. We have helped many people to see better; ask any of them about our skill and success. We do'not charge for testing eyes. Hand Brushes . Solid wood Kick, stiff bristles, 5c. These 'hand scrubs" will remove more than 5c worth of dirt or money refunded. Many Smokers buy their smokes here. Cigars better than you expect. Let me recommend the Misko" this week.