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r Weekly GHst of Newsy Items Reported by Oar Specitt Correspondents, ORLEANS. Mrs Clifford Holland waa in Ionia Tuesday. Mrs. Chas. Ilay was in Belding last Saturday. F. P. Hamman was in Ionia on busi ness Wednesday. A I. Cuasser of Beldlnjj was in town on business Tuesday. Morris Clements and family are moving on Al. Cusser's farm. Kd. Ashby and family are moving into their new home this week. Mrs. Eva Ileth of Ronald was a guest of Mrs. Chas. Ilay, Friday. George Coleman of Greenville spent Tuesday evening at Oren Purdy's. K. P. Nash and wife of Grattan, spent Wednesday at Oren Purdy's. Mrs. G. C. Purdy entertained the L. A. Society, Wednesday, Nov. 13. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Connell of IJel dlng Sundayed with Mrs. Chester Town. Mr. Eugene Edmunds of Belding vis ited his mother at Tom Murrray's last week. Mr. A. McVIcker from Brown Co., Dakota is making relatives of this vicinity a visit. Miss Gertrude Gulliver and Miss Wright of Belding were callers upon Mrs. R. Hawkins Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Alvln Sutton from Kiverdale have been guests of his brother Ed. Sutton and wife the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Mercer of Hammans burg have been spending a few days with their daughter Mrs. F. P. Ham man and family. The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ilay was the scene of a happy event last Tuesday evening when about 2."j relatives and friends met to witness the marriage of their daugh ter Ida and L. J. Wendall, of Easton, Rev. J. W. Buell, officiating. A sumptuous supper was served and many kind wishes and beautiful gifts were presented Mr. and Mrs. Wendall. AVON-KEENE. Will Darby is getting along nicely. Mrs. Levi Peck is very sick at this writing. Amanda Lee is working for Mrs. D. Stocking of Lowell. Mrs. Arthur Holland is visiting her parents near Greenville. Miss Mabel Lee accompanied Mrs. Manton Wilkinson home Tuesday. The Cemetery society will meet with Mrs. Walter Ulgglns Nov. 20.- Mr. and Mrs. Bonesteele of Gowen are visiting her sister-in-law Mary J. Abbott, Mrs. Fred Olds, who has been very sick, is some better at the present writing. Freeman Sparks concluded not to move to Barryton and has moved to Saranac. Eugene Hartman and family from Mecosta Co. are visiting relatives in this vicinity. Mrs. P. D. Sparks is here from New ton staying with her sister while their father is north hunting. The L. A. S. will meet with Mrs. Arthur Sayles Dec. 5th. They are also preparing to have a fair Dec. 14 at the town hall, all should make it a point to attend. Sunday visitors at Robt. Sparks' were Leroy Hunter and wife, Milton Wilkinson and daughter, Miles Monk and wife, Albert Wilkinson of Sara nac, and Manton Wilkinson and wife of Hubbardston. VEHGEXXE4 STATION". Church social at hall Tuesday night. Mrs. Tom Reed is sick with quinsy. Mr. Ring was at Smyrna last Sun day. Mrs. Dorus Church is on the sick list. Mrs. Frost left for her home this week. Mrs. Orla Weeks is visiting rela tives in Keene this week. Fannie Richmond and Mr. Rogers of Saranac were married last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. Ford have gone to attend a family reunion at Eastman vllle. Weslyn Methodist quarterly meet ing will be held here Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st. John White, wife and daughter of Lowell were guests at Warren Ford's last week Thursday. Ben Slade of Lowell made his last trip with his grocery wagon for this season here last week. Clinton and Ethel Weeks visited their sister Mrs. Allen Godfrey, at Clarksville several days last week. The annual election of officers and trustees of the First Christian church of Vergennes will be held at the church Dec. 21, at 2 p. m. It is desir ous that all the members tie present at that time. W. J. Shlvely, Batesville, O., p?ak log of Banner Salve says: 'l used it for piles, and it has done me more good tnan any salve I have ever med, and I have tried a great many kinds." W. 1. Benedict. CANNON'SUIUlUi. Mrs. E. B. Joyce who has been ill, is improving. Mrs. Pressey entertained the L. A. S. last Thursday. II. 1. Shoomaker'snew house is pro gressing rapidly. Prof. J. F. Bookey and wife spent Saturday in Grand Rapids. The Ladles Mite Society will be entertained by Mrs. Annie Armstrong Thursday, Nov. 21. Dick Jones has moved his family in the "burg" that his children may have school privileges. . John Murray has complete! the job of filling In the culvert west of the Burg" with dirt, surely the roads In and around Cannon are being nicely repaired. J. F. Joyce the hustling young busi ness man of Cannonsburg has been making improvements which greatly adds to the appearance of the street in front of his store, by moving the hay scales across the way, grading and filling in with dirt and gravel, showing an energetic spirit prevails. Now with the new Iron bridge which takes the place of the old wooden structure, J. F. readily saw that an other night lamp was needed to illu minate that part of the town, and straightway has furnished one for the benefit of the public, free gratis. EUUEKA Mr. Kaiser lost a horse last week from paralysis. Wm. Taylor and wife of Greenville visited at E. A. Stokes' one day last week. Will Bigleyahd wife expect to visit his brother Ralph and wife in Keene Saturday and Sunday. We are having quite a taste of winter weather, cold, wind and snow, and the wild geese are flocking South. Mrs. A. M. Spicerof Otisco has been a very welcome guest at the home of J. B. Moon and wife for a few days. Leroy, Glen and Forest Stokes spent Thursday evening with their Grand parents and were feasted on home grown peanuts, watermelon and pop corn and had a good time playing games. Leman Westover an old and very much respected resident of Eureka, died at his home Nov. 5th after a brief illness. Aged 54 years. He was a good man and will be missed by many. Funeral services were at the Westover home Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. P. Moors assist ed by members of the Maccabee order. XOKT1I ORLEANS. A baby girl at Arthur Rich's last week. Len Canfield visited his brother Ed. Friday and Saturday. Elder Cowel attended the conven tion at Lansing last week. Bertha Stevens was home Sunday from Ionia where she is working. George Daley and wife from Owosso were visitors at Albert Brown's last week. Mrs. Joe Pretzel and son Frank vis ited her daughter Mrs. Fred. Schultz, in Ionia Sunday. E. B. Hale from Belding was in this Vicinity taking orders for school sup plies a few days ago. Lillian Rector closed a very success ful term of school Friday last, she will teach near Ionia this winter. Albert Brown wife and son, Lillian Rector, Geo. Daley and wife, Mrs. C. II. Brown and daughter all spent Wednesday evening at Era Brown's. SMYRNA. II. L. Torry our foundryman has returned to begin business anew. Mrs. Geo. Ring visited her sister Mrs. John Andrews of Moseley Tues day. The little child of Frank Davis is better and on the way to speedy re covery. Tom and Henry Skellenger have re turned from the west where they have been the past year. Geo. Hoppough is Improving the looks of his store, as well as preparing for the cold days to come by putting in a new floor. Our pathmaster, Geo. Purdy, has an 'eye to business" and has instructed the men to put their time and labor in places where the people here would get the benefit of it as well as outsiders. Spreads Like Wildfire. When thlDjf- are "the best" they be come "the best selling." Abraham Hare, a leading druggist of Belleville, O., writes: "Electric Bitters are the best felling bitters I have handled in SOyears." You know why r" Most dis eases begin in disorders of stomach, liver, kidneys, bowels, blood and nerves. Electric Bitters tones up "be stomach, regulates liver,, kidoeys and bowels, purifies the bloodj strengthens the nervt-s, hence cures multitudes of maladies. It builds up the entire sys tem. Puts new life and vigor into any weak, sickly, run-down man or woman. Price 60 centi. Sold by Connell Bros. 1 RATTAN. We are having ideal Autumn weather. Mrs. J. Randel and daughter Kitty, have returned from a visit to her daughter Mrs. Bear of West Carlisle, and Mrs. E. L. Brookp is now visiting Mrs. Bear, her sister. Miss Jennie Saur of Sparta, one of our former valued teachers is visiting Mrs. M. A. Lesslter and other friends. Mrs. Trumbull of South Grattan Is visiting her old friend Mrs G. II. Godfrey, and will visit her daughter, Mrs. Elsbey of Oakileld. As we write a large company have gathered with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jlasinussen to surprise them in warm ing the new house, before the cold chilly winds of December surprise them. Particulars next week. When J. A. Lessiter went to his barn early Wednesday morning Nov. 20, he found his best cow a thorough bred shorthorn dead, another and still another in awful suffering, followed by spasms they soon died. Veterinary 1 uller was called In great haste and said It was a case of poisoning, not from paris green however, but prob ably from fungusoncorn stalks, which if not new, has been by the wise ones of our Agricultural college given a new name. An examination is going on which will be announced as to what is determined later. When you and I were young friends we used to sing "Happy is the Miller that lives by his mill" and his many friends remembering this, they deter mined to make Grattan'sonly grinder of the staff of life a little happier, so A. A. Norton was surprised on the sixty-fifth anniversary of his birth at their pleasant home. The ladies did their part more than well in serving a sumptuous dinner, after which our still older friend O. I. Watkins was called upon to present Mr. Norton with a beautiful couch, taking for his text or basis of remarks the old adage "Once a man and twice a child, illus trating this truth in very interesting language after which Mr. Norton in a choking voice as best he could, thank ed his assembled friends. Mrs. M. A. Lesslter read a selected article from that worthy and sometimes cutting pen of "Kate Thorn" which the read er told Mr. Norton wa9 meant lor men 25 years younger than him entitled, "A word to young husbands" so he need have no "thorn in the flesh'. The day was then given to social en joyment, which all know who have at tended Grattan's many gatherings is no small past. Six lady teachers and one gentle men dispence:: of knowledge met Miss Bessie Clar', of Rockford at the di rector's home, our teacher in the Lessiter District, also Miss Jennie Saur of Sparta, a very fine teacher, who lived with us a few months in days agone. There were others, too, but too modest to see their names in print. Miss Clara Brooks and father, L. E. Brooks were the next to enter tain the teachers, Misses Clark and Saur meeting a large company at their hospitable home, by invitation, Tuesday evening. The "Directors'' at both gatherings was called to "or der" especially in their home. May God bless the young people all about us, may they teach in wisdom that shall increase as years go by, and may their rightful authority never grow less in their own homes. HAHTON VI LLK. Joe Albert of Miriam visited in this place Sunday. Verne Davis and wife were callers at Sam Davis' last Sunday. Peter Kohn is improving the looks of his house by having it painted. Mrs. Wm. Douglas returned from her visit to Carson City last Friday. A rag bee was held at Joe Blasen's last Friday. There were ten ladies present. Walter White and wife and Miss Grace Moon visited at Fred Reeves' last week. Miss Chloea Douglas is assisting Mrs. Gillmore of Belding with her house work. Mrs. Joslln of Smyrna has leen helping care for her little grandson, for the past week. He is some letter now. Mrs. Fred Benton and two children have been visiting her par ents Mr. and Mrs. Donner for the past two weeks. SMYRNA. E Ring of Alton was in town Sun day. Miss Renne Sussex has been visiting here for a few days. Milo Dickens, our bus man now runs a meat market in-connection with his store. Chas. Wagner of Belding was here last week and tuned the piano at H. Skellenger's. II. L. Torrey, our foundryman came home Saturday evening, after an ab sence of about four weeks. Rev. I). E. Hills who has lccn preaching here, has been engaged at Rockford so we are entirely out at present. To Cure Cough stop coughing, a It Irritates the lungs and gives them no chance to heal. Foley's llonev and Tar cures without causing a strain In throwing off the plogrn like common cough expector ants. W. I. Benedict. How "Stonewall" Jackson Cot to West Point On a stormy November day in the year 18J-, two anxious-looking young men sat in the public sitting room of the old Bailey House, at Weston, In what Is now Lewis Couniy, West Vir ginia. - "You'll be the one, Tom," whispered one to the other, us a waiter entered bearing a letter In his hand. " I am afraid not, Gib," wa9 the re ply, from a serious-faced youth, who was large for his age, which ws.s only seventeen. As the negro looked around, Gib fairly trembled with eagornrss, while Tom's features settled into a sort of grim composure. "Mr. Gilbert Butcher," called the waiter. Gib sprang forwnrd, seized and tore oK'n the envelope, then waved It en thusiastically. "It's mine!" ho shouted, and was about to follow up the assertion with an old-fashioned yell, when the sight of his companion's face chocked him "I am sorry, Tom, on your account," he had the grace to add. "By George, I ami I thought Mr. Hays would cer tainly have chosen you." But, by this time, Tom Jackson, re covering from hls disappointment, was able to congratulate his fortunate riv al. "I am glad that you got it, Gib," said he, "seeing that I didn't. Yon ure ahead of me In mathematics, and they say that counts at West Point. But, now the agony is over, I mu9t serve these subpamas, or Uucle Cum mins will raise kO!d Ned,' especially as I failed on that nppointment." He went sorrowfully out, and mounted a jaded-looking gray mare. lie was hailed from an upper window of the hotel. "Sorry I could not appoint you both, Tom," said an elderly, well-garbed congressman, "But, as I have only one West Point appointment falling to mo this term, I bad to let Gib have it. He is ahead of you in his studies, you, know." "I've always had to work" com mented Tom, rater sadly. "Gib could go to school. But, if I should ever have unotherchnnce, please don't forget rne, Mr. Hays." As Constable Thomas J. Jackson rode away, his earnest tone and man ner impressed the congressman so deeply that he remembered It lateron, when Tom's second chance unexpect edly came; for Butcher , after a month or two at West Point, suddenly re- tnrncd home. One of the first to meet him was Jackson, still riding for con stable for Uncle Cuncmlngs, who was a justice of the peace. 'What brings you back?" asked Tom, who was greatly surprised, when Gib confessed that the hazing, military dis-cipllne, and military severities were more than he could stand. It appeared that Gib had resigned. Tom hurried to his uncle, resigned his constableship, borrowed ten dollars from the squire, packed his saddlebags and headed the gray mare toward Washington, over three hundred miles away. In two weeks, he knew, the power of appointment would lapso into the hands of the secretary of war. The winter roads were terrible. When the old mare gave out Tom sold her, and managed to go on by the stige coach, though various delays nearly drove him wild with fear of ar riving to late. He reached the capital cold, hungry, tired, and late at night. Mr. Hays, though surprised, greeted him kindly. "I ear you are too late, Tom," said he. "The appointment passed to the secretary this very day." "The day Isn't over until midnight," saidJacksou. "It is hardly eleven o'clock yet. I couldn't get hero soon er." Again impressed by Tom's docrged earnestness, the congressman took him In a hack to the secretary's house, routed that official from his bed, and, as his best excuse for such strenuous proceedings, placed Tom's weary, IN BELDING Every Claim is Backed by Local Testimony. If the reader wants anything strong er than tho experiences and opinions of his neighbors, what can it be? Max Walser o' Ash field Street, says: "I nev er knew for a certainty that nay kidneys were out of order until I took Doan's Kidney PI I In and noticed their good effect. I had always been accustomed to burning wood In mv house but 1 too a notion to barn coul and the tlrst week In Dec., Ut I got a coal stove, net It up. got It going nicely and wm Bitting In the room just hortly afterward when all at one I took a dizzy spell and fell off my chair to the floor, bumping my hend quite severely. I thought at tlrst that it proh ibly was canned from the ga escaping from the coal, but 1 found out later on tha' It was not and I continued to grow worse and finally became so bad I wax afraid to look up. I wai unable to go out to my farm and oil the windmill all Hummer, In fact I could not even look op to pick an aplo off the tree. When I naw Donn' Kidney MN advertised I thought they inlht help me and procured a box at t'onn II Mros ' drug store. I took them regu larly until fl niched. It Is now about three weeUs Mnce I u.ed them and I have not had a fainting spell since,, lean ook upward or do anything. This convinced, me that the trouble arose from my kidneys being in a poor condi tion." For Sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents per box. FOSTER-MILBURN CO., HdfTalo, N. Y.. sole agents forthe United States Hemcmtcrthe name, Doan's and take no nub stituto. homespun figure and simple story be fore him. While the congressman and the great war official talked, Tom fell asleep iu his chair. The secretary was a reasonable man. As he gave hi ready assent, he pertinently added: "This is ;the kind of a youogbter West Point needs, he don't quit easi ly." , The following day the appointment was duly made, and Mr. Hays interest ed himself still further. "Got any money, Tom?" he asked with a shrewd perception of the yountr man's situation. Jackson confessed that his financial resources were about exhausted, by ex plaining that he had walked from Harper's Ferry, leaving his Baddle bags to como on by stae. "How will you reach West Point from here? Should you fall, like $utcher,how will you get back home?" "I won't fall like Gib You have al ways known me, Mr. Hayes I 'lowed you would loan me enough to get there, that is all I need." Jackson's faith in himself and his patron shone In every lineament of his face. The congresmau's constituents said that their member had a good deal of "horse sense." He then evin ced It by sending Tom, rejoicing, to West Point, whero he "passed" and remained, and finally whs graduated with honor. Four years later, when ho returned to Westoa and his old horn, with a lieutenant's epaulet on his shoulder, his first task was to repay his uncle and the congressman who had . befriended him their loans. Both these gentle men lived to realize personally, "from what small beginnings trn-al things often, flow." Before the death of eith er, the lad who. had ridden his old gray mare over the Alloghanies and sold her to pay stage fare, and, finally walked when his means gavo out, passed into history from the fatal field of Chancellorsvllle, under the name of "Stonewall" Jackson. William Perry Brown in Success. Why Insure? Because you are not certain to live. Because It is a profitable way of us ing money. Because It Is an economical way of laying out money. Because you are not living and work ing for yourself alone. Because among so many uncertain ties you will have something certain. Because the best men, the most in telligent, and . thoughtful, the kind- hearted insure. Because small amounts paid each year by jou will accumulate into a large sum of money. Because you are not sure of keeping your health and If not healthy you Cinnot be insured. Because no matter when death comes you and your family will bo taken by surprise. . Becauso It Is a sure method of giving help to your family when you are not living and working for them. Because when you are In great peril or dangerously ill, you will be glad that yourllfe Is insured. Because there will be some unfinish ed work on your hands that will re quire money to complete or else a total loss will ensue. Astounding Discovery. From Coopersville, Mich., comes word of a wonderful discovery of a pleasant tasting liquid thut when used btforo retiring by any one troubled with a bad couj?h always ensures a ifood night's rest. "It will soon cure the cough too," writes Mrs. S. Himel munger, "for three generations of our family have used Dr. King's New Dis covery for Consumption and have nev er found Its equal for Coughs and Colds." Its an unrivalled life-saver when used for desperate lung diseases. Guaranteed bottles f0; and $1 00 at Connell Bros. Trial bottles free. Don't Hesitate. or fool away your money. If you are sick you can't afford It. Get Dr. Cald well's Syrup Pepsin for constipation, sick headache or any kind of stomach trouble and you will bo cured, for it is guaranteed by L. O. Cushing, the lead ing druggist of the town. You've seen Overcoats and Suits in years gone by. You never saw any better ones than we are showing1 for Fall and Winter. They are strictly up-to-date in style and the best made goods in the mar ket. We solicit an inspection. Ask for trading stamps. J. T. WEBBER, Ionia. THE CITY SHOI For the Fall and,, Winter we have the larg estand best selccted'stock of Footwear ever brought to Belding, with many specialties and special bargains which cannot be equaled elsewhere. We solicit your inspection of our immense stock of footwear of all de scription. No trouble to show goods. THE CITY SHOE STORE, E. R. SPENCER, Proprietor. The Variety Store Has the Largest Line of Ladies', Misses' and Children's Under f wear jX" from 10c up. Ladies' and Misses' Golf Gloves. Men's and Boys' Wool Gloves. Ladies', Men's and Children's Wool Mittens, all prices. Everything in the line for cold weather. W. A Chave. J?or a - - Perfect Working Soft Coal Stove, Call on R, H IsETSON. Will also Burn Hard Winter Underwear and Hosiery, Outing Flannels, Dress Flannelettes, Etc. We are agents for SNYDER'S EXTRACTS ;. And SHACKLETON'S INHALERS. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUILD A House, Barn, We can furnish you the material needed as we have a com plete stock of Lumber, Lath and Shingles, Fence Posts, Sash and Doors in regular and odd sizes, Building Paper, Window and Door Frames, Gable Or naments, Brackets, Columns, Extension Ladders, Fruit Ladders and the com mon Taper Ladders. As to prices we guarantee to meet competition. We also carry a full line of Window Glass and Wooden Eave Trough ing. BIG STOCK POTATO CRATES. Wilson, Dimmick & Sinclair. NEW-YORK TRIBUNE FARMER. A NEW OLD PAPER Coal or Wood. Sprague & HUGHES, North Side Dry Goods Store. 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