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Brevities. Short Items of Interest Re lating to the Town and Its Ptopte, told in a Single Paragraph WILL HAYE BIG TIME. TOLD HER TO SHOOT. Hon. J. 1). Morse and wife Hpent Sunday in Ionia. Guy Weeks is home from Grand Rapids for a few days. Mr. Levi Tuttle made a business trip to Saranac Wednesday. Hoyt Pierre and wife were in De troit last Thursday and Friday. Henry Friedman of Detroit is a guest of his cousin A. Friedman. Mrs. Wellman has gone to Midland to spend the winter with a sister. Miss Ola Hale of Orleans is visiting her brother Elmer 1J. Hale and family. A. J. Vincent and wife of Lakeview spent Sunday with Helding relatives. Chas. Clement, recently of the Star office, left Monday for his home in Ionia. Mrs. Wallace Taylor returned Wed nesday from a two weeks' visit at Coral. Harry Glazier in "Prince Otto' at the Opera House tonight. A line proj ductiou. Mrs. Frank Kroll of St. John's ar rived in the city Wednesday to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Uricker and II. J. Leonard were in Grand llapids Wednesday. v Miss Genevera Willett of Stanton was a guest of Miss Jessie Pressley a few days last week. Mrs. John Mills and sou of Ionia were guests of her sister Mrs. W. D. Sinclair, over Sunday. Thanksgiving ball given by E. E. Lessiter at Grattan Thanksgiving night. All choose partners. llobt. Letson ami wife have moved into their new residence on south IJridge st., recently completed. JaredSprague has been quite bick, and as he is quite advanced in years, his condition is considered dangerous. A Mr. Lankin, a student at Kala mazoo college occupied Rev. Quick's pulpit at the Baptist church last Sun day. Mrs. W. L. Richmond and children returned to St. Joseph Tuesday from a visit with relatives and friends here. Missis Nellie McConnell, Mabel Spencer and Clara Hogle were visit orsat Miss Cora Hoppough's, of Smy rna, over Sunday. Mrs. Henry Filkins of Grand Rapids and Miss Georgie Hurke of Pittsburg, Pa. were guests at M. A. Cooley's the latter part of last week. Mrs. Mate Kahler of Grand Rapids returned home Saturday evening from beveral days' visit with her parents Mr. ami Mrs. Sam'l Meginley. A home talent minstrel show is to be given at Greenville tonight, under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen and direction of Perry M Webster. T. H. lieldingof Groton, South Da kota arrived in the city Monday for a few days visit and left this morning for Ashlield, Mass. to visit relatives. Mrs. Frank Millaid has resumed her position at W. A Chave's, having re covered from her recent illness. Mrs. C. R. Foote assisted during her ab sence. nines' ,c, loc and 25c store will open for a business in a few days In the Avery block, cor Bridge and Congress sts. The proprietor is from Grand Rapids. M. Lehman has opened a furniture manufacturing and repair shop in the basement of the new Belding block, his specialty being dining room and kitchen tables. Chas. Wagner left Monday for Car bon City after several days at home. He has worked up quite a business in piano tuning and covers considerable territory in the course of a year. J. I). Worden has succeeded O. L. Brown as local representative of the International Correspondence School of Scranton, Pa., and has changed the headquarters from Ionia to Belding, with ollice over Spencer's Shoe store. Miss Florence and Mr. Murray Reed of Rochester, N. V., who have been visiting their uncles Z. W. and II. II. Gooding for a couple of weeks, left Monday for a brief stay at Gooding Btation, Kent Co., and from there will return home. Those who admire the game of foot ball are promised some line sport for Thnnirs.rivlntr when a name is an nounced on the Ellis park grounds be tween Grand Rapids and Belding. ; tie game was played last year and ; very pretty contest is looked for. Mrs. A. Fuhrman entertained a large company of ladies Tuesday eve ning at her home on Main St. lne guests being arrayed in various cos tumes from "Grandmother"' to the Dude" of the present day. Various games were indulged in and Mesdames Ed. Belding and Levi Tuttle were awarded the prizes. A merry time was enjoyed by all and after light re freshments were served the guests took their departure voting Mrs. Fuhrman a royal entertainer. Mrs. W. A. Dutt and daughter Hazel spent Sunday in Ionia. Get your copy in early next week- Thanksgiving you know. Sam'l Ansbaugh of Adrian is in the cty greeting old friends. . Mr. G. Willett of Stanton was in the city on business Monday. Mrs. Emma Peasley.of Remus, is visiting her sister Mary Peasley. Mr. A. M. Williams has returned from his trip to New York state. Mrs. Lizzie Stlckland of Grand Rap ids is a guest of Mrs. W. A. Dutt. Wm. Heald an old and well known resident of Easton is dead. Age 80. Miss Sybil Forsythe of Greenville spent Sunday with Itelding relatives. Mesdames A. E. Weter and W. A. Knott were Greenville visitors Mon day. Mrs. Ora Wareham of Grand Rapids is a guest at her brother's, W. S. Can- field's. Wm. II. Rhodes of south Broas st., has been on the sick list but Is improving. Mr. O. P. Webster has been suffer ing from an attack of lumbago the past week. C. E. Brink and son Albert left Wednesday morning for a few days visit at Lapeer. All the property of the Coral Lum ber Co. is to be disposed of at auction on Friday the 22d. Mrs. W.J. Gordon left this morning for a three weeks' visit with relatives at St. Louis, Mich. Mrs. G. Quick returned from De troit Wednesday where she has been at a Hospital for several weeks. The Belding Bros, while here last week purchased a line span of driving horses and had them shipped east. Messrs. I. L. Hubbell, C. R. Foote, L. G. Crothers, and John Spriggs transacted business In Ionia Monday. Chas. Locke and wife, recently of Ionia, have been visiting Belding friends. He has located at Sault Ste Marie. Harvey Haysmer and wife moved their household goods to Ionia Mon day and have again become residents there. Miss Edith Kennedy the genial clerk at F. D. Llnclon's resigned her posi tion Saturday, and is succeeded by Miss Rose McLaughlin. The Ireland families have as their guests Misses Luella Ireland, New Boston, Ohio; Ruth Ireland, Ohio, III and Ina Hodges, Shaw, 111. Home-made baked goods will be sold at Robinson v Hudson's store on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23, by the Methodist Ladies' Aid Society. Mrs. Geo. S. Rosevelt, her daughter Mrs. Will Pollock and baby girl, re turned Saturday from an extended visit with relatives at Lansing. E. B. Lapham has traded the Her rington place to Willard Peck for his property and the latter will move in to his newly acquired home at once The W. C. T. U. will meet at the home of Mrs. C. G. Schelller Friday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. Please bring scripture text relating to Thanks giving. Mrs. Corev Lake who has been the guest of her mother Mrs. Herrick went to Lakeview Wednesday for 1 few days visit with friends, and Mon day next will leave for Carleton, Ky to make her future home. ' A. M. Williams returned home last Friday from New York state where he visited his old home, he also visited at Dr. Pinkham's home in canaua and attended the Pan American at Buffalo, being absent over a month. A company of young people gather ed at the home of Miss Mildred Bolen baugh Monday evening and indulged in various games and music, after light refreshments were enjoyed all departed at a late hour declaring most enjoyable evening spent. The line fall weather is very favor able for the late building operations and contractors are thankful. Mrs Wm. Lcsslter's new house is progress ing rapidly and will be finished ahead of the contract time. The frame i up for the new tenant house of I Chappie is building. Jos. Tupper don't look quite handsome since Tuesday morning, but he knows a lot more. He was tending to his coal stove when there was an explosion of the gas blowing the flames in his face and burning him considerably, but fortunately causing no permanent injuries. Invitations arc out for the marriage of Miss Ada Kelley of Big Rapids, and Mr. Clay Weaver of this city at the home of the groom's parents Mr. and Mrs. E. Weaver, Wednesday, Nov. 27th at 4 p. m. An informal re ception will be given at fi p. m. to which all friends arc extended an In vitation. The bride and groom will be "at home" after Dec. 1st at corner of Pearl and Liberty sts. The JLocnl Council of ltoyal Arcanum to Stnrt "With a Hurrah. The members of the Royal Arcan um fraternltv evidently intend to see j to it that the Silk City Council, as It has been named is started olT with all the eclat possible, plans was given in LatiMltiK Lawyer V)iu Helped 111 Ab I ductlun "Write u Tart Letter. I About the only new development in the now celebrated abduction case of little Edna Passtnore, is the letter given lelow, which was received by ssue, out since men iurtner ueiaws ave been completed. The meeting takes place at the Modern Woodmen hall, tomorrow (Friday) evening, and it is promised and expected that delegations will be present from Greenville, Grand Rapids, Lowell and Ionia, a special train being run from the last named city which will arrive at about eight o'clock and will le met at the station by a local delegation ith the Belding and Smyrna bands. It is expected that grand ollicers from Monroe will also be present. The first business done will be ill- installation of the ollicers elected at the meeting of last Monday evening hich are as follows: J. II. Armstrong, past regent and delegate. John Hond. regent K. R Edwards, vice regent. V. K Sheldon, chaplain. K R Harker, treasurer. Martin Wilcox, guide. Harry CJ-Kvans, warden. Frank ! (irlnin, sentry. Trustee. A. Traub. 3 yrs.. II. K. Ward. 2 yrs., Gerald Klmhcrly, 1 yr. Work will then be performed upon candidates, visiting ollicers occupying the chairs, and at the conclusion a line supper will be served, the east room In the Wallace block having been engaged for that purpose so as not to interfere with work at the hall. as They stole shoen. The People's Saving Bank, the pres ent owners of the remains of the de funct Belding Shoe Co. has lieen miss ing articles from the factory building In the first ward and has been making quiet investigation. As a result a search warrant was issued Monday or the arrest of M. S. Post who lives short distance west of the factory. Some of the missing goods were found in the house, and when he found he was caught he made a clean breast of the affair and disclosed wheie more was hidden also implicated Cecil Jacobs, a young lad of about 15 years who had gone to Lansing. Post aived examination before Justice Lapham and was bound over for trial the circuit court. Under sheriff "ales went to Lansing and secured the lxy and he is now in the county jail preliminary to his examination which will be conducted by county agent J. H. Nan Ness, he being a minor. Itathhone slaters Kntertulu. The Rathbone Sisters had as their guests last Monday evening alout forty members of the order from Greenville. They came down on the p. m. train and were escorted at once to the ball, where a supper was served to commence with. That part of the program Vicing duly completed in proper shape, at 4 p. m. work was started of conferring the degree on Knights Chas. R. Foote, W. Lee Cus ser and Geo. W. Moulton, the visitors taking charge of the same. The can didates will vouch that it was done proper. After the work was finished dancing was indulged in until the Greenville people had to leave to take the 10 p. m. train for home. It was .1 very pleasant and mutually en joy able affair. A Hurry of excitement was the or der at Palo Satnrday. The Hi-year old lad of Postmaster C. B. Johnson shouldered his gun and went hunting, Not returninir. the populace Viecame alarmed and a search was instuted The lad found himself near the Gor ham schoolhouse four miles north of Ionia, when he realized he was lost but inquiry at a farm house put him on the right track again and he reach ed home unattended at about 9 o'clock Then the task of calling in the 1 or hunters, who with lanterns were hunting for the lost boy, began, and it was only by the ringing of church bells and firing of guns in the air that they were able to call in the searchers at 11 p. m., when the town once more settled down to its normal condition In the Montcalm circuit at Stanton last week the case of Mrs. Burrell against the city of Greenville was on trial and Mrs. Burrell was awarded $1,)0 for damages sustained In con sequence of a defective sidewalk. The city will appeal to the supreme court. The claimant stepped Into a small hole in the sidewalk last winter and fell, breaking her leg. She sued for $jjkx). Ionia county teachers association at Ionia Saturday Nov. ,'loth. Com- A part of the the grandfather, mcnara isristoi lrom . . I 1 1 . ... 1. . . .. .. :.. ...1 t .. . 1 our last weeK s 1 me lawyer wuu uniMoivu m mc an. Bristol says that although he Is foiled temporarily he does not propose to give up. The letter Is as follows: Sir I was at your place yesterday the attorney of your daughter, Myra, and went to the schoolhouse md took my client's daughter by force. The teachers fought like wildcats and did everything that could lie done to prevent our taking the child. You cannot blame them, alone am to blame. I was there to tell your daughter what her legal rights were, and I told her that she was entitled to the custody of the child and to take her, which she did. had the papers all made out to take the child by a writ of habeas corpus, but my client said she did not desire to make you expense or trouble, so I advised her to get the cnild, which he did. Mr. Goss and his wife both desired me to do everything that could lie done so as not to have trouble with you and create a scene before the child. "I haye this much to say: I have advised them that if you abduct the chilil or cause the same to Vie done ou will have to pay the penalty of ibductiou. If your daughter had done her duty she would have stopped the buggy and shot you dead If you had made an attempt to take the hild from her. This I advised her to lo, but she insisted that we must do everything we could to prevent a scene. I would not have fooled with ou one minute. You acted like an old ignoramus. Now I advise you to act like a human being; write to your laughter and all will be well. Yours faithfully, "Giw. R. Heck, 'Attorney for your daughter AMUSEMENTS. The sale of reserved seats for Harry Glazier's production of "Prince Otto" at the Opera House tonight is the larg est in the history of the house, which goes to prove that our people do ap preciate a good thing. Had it not lieen for the Powers Opera House lire this ottering .would have been so far beyond us as not to have lieem dream ed of, but as It happens we are con veniently situated to their route, and were given the preference over Ionia or Greenville. It is a beautiful play of the romantic type and is presented by a large, capable company with all the accessaries used during its run at Wallack's theatre In New York. To anyone who appreciates someining really fine in the dramatic line this is a great opportunity aim tne nouse will undoubtedly be lllled to its capac ity. Regular prices. Next Saturday evening comes the opening number of the Concert course for this season, the attraction lieing the Hungarian Court Orchestra of Budapest The organization includes many of the most talented musical artists of the land of their na tivitya country noted for a class of music with its own exclusive and peculiar charm A rare musical treat is certainly in store and if you have not already secured your tickets you had better do so at once. A few sea son tickets yet unsold, $1 00 for eight numbers and everyone of them splen did. Are vou a student of the Interna tional Correspondence Schools!' if no. Why not' Investigate and then enroll. If interested call ou or ad dress J. D. Worden, agt. at Belding, ollice over Spencer's shoe store. Wood. Beech and maple, oak, etc. Order at Flemmlng's warehouse. Flemminu & Madden. BELDING MARKETS. 21, IUJ1. with tin: fuatkkmtiks. K. P. pedro party tomorrow (Fri- lay ) evening. F. & A. M. regular next Monday evening. ork in tniru degree. Royal Neighbor meeting next Tues day night. All members requested to be present as it is nomination of of cers. All members of the Royal Circle are requested to meet at the residence of Mrs. E. M. Lamb next Tuesday eve ning for election of ollicers. The O. K. S. confined the degree on two candidates Tuesday evening and then repaired to the banquet room where a sumptous repast was served. All members of the Modern Wood men should attend the regular meet ing next Monday evening. Nomina tion of ollicers and other important business. It was expected that a lodge of the Lady Buffaloes would be organized here this week but for several reasons it has been found necessary to put it over until Friday evening Dec. th. There will be a special meeting of Fortuna Lodge Knights of Pythias next Tuesday evening to confer the Rank of Page on three candidates. The annual election of officers will occur Tuesday uec. .ira. iuu at tendance desired. Trimmed hats to suit all, at M. M. Stone s. Old papers to &c, at Wilder. Helping, Nov, Flour, T cwt, retail " "i? cwt. puttmt... Corn Muiil V cwt " V ton Fe d. V ewt, chop V ton, Hraii, ewt Mi'lulinp.s, ft cwt Wbt'ut, ml, bu white fc bu Rye. 1? bu Corn bu Outs, $ bu. new , lUv. baleil. ft ton Means, y bu Huttor ff KVU4 V doz lo! ;itoes Apples S;it.'o lb CUic beus, old, V V Spring Chickens Vfiil, 31 cwt., dressed cwt., live Hf "p cwt., live weight Fork V cwt., dressed Suit Fork, It) M utton, (trussed. ewt E md I'liisti'r, ton Culcincd INaster p bbl ,orm. "m. ,m r ,VV., ,fWY fil'V ,M"Yn ,Cr .lOTVh jft" A V-' - ii"' i?-""! - r 4U.sv WW MtJM TtCiv1 STEEL RAIGEi WAY DOWN. Quick Meals at $35 cash. "Success" Garlands $20 cash. Warranted All Right. This is Your Opportunity. T. Frank "We Never Sleep." Ireland, Yellow Front r01 jwvn (vrvn ,itrYr ' iwrn .im .ivrm jffn x.-j v4S! mJZdiyi i: x:v&n xyswi x! a xz Cold Weather Goods See our full assortment of CLOAKS and CAPES, not allowed to become depleted by the first early trade. See our Complete Line of 5 .WT.7 (Kl 3 NVift 11 3 IK" .1 75 ft OWVrfl W fl XV7 7 00 ft (1(1 2 IX FUR Embracing Sable Fox, Beaver, Black Martin, etc. A splendid line of Hosiery and Underwear, Gloves, Mittens, etc. The right goods, right prices, right usage. SPENCER & LLOYD. put under carpets, 1."(K) ulsters now 10.00 at J. T. Webber's, Ionia. Ask for stamps. Tains 7"c. kind only .0c. Saturday, at M. M. Stone's. Mrs. Pcrren. the dressmaker, tfuar antces a perfect lit. Give her a trial N. K. cor. of Congress and Pleasant btreets. H 00 Swiss Conde shirts reduced to .V)c at J T. Vebler's, Ionia. Ask for trading stamps Hungarian Court Orchestra on the Concert Course Saturday nitrht. Sin- trie admission '.i'c and .'0c. Curtain rises at 8 o'clock sharp. Forty-two piece dinner set given with twenty iiajres of trading stamps (Jet these trading stamps at J. T. Webber's, Ionia. Farmers, if your crops have been good, you owe it to yourself and to your family to have some recreation. The Concert Course oilers H nights by the beat talent for $1.00. Tickets at Benedict's. U6GEST Come Early and Often. It is needless to urge the advantage of early selection, you realize this always pays. Vou are certain to gain by picking gifts while stocks are full, and before the rush begins. I bought this line of Holiday Goods in July and had the very lirst pick from one of the greatest stocks in America. Albums. The International Correspondence Schools, of Scranton, l'a., will pre pare you for a salary-raising position without loss of time in your present work. For Information, call on or address. J. I). Worden, local repre- ! KMitntiv Itcldini' Mich.. Ollice over mlssioner Uurhans also says: "Thanks-, Spencer's shoe store. giving day should be observed by the i : I" ' , , , i Nearly every lady n Ionia is gather- teachers and pupils of our HchooKV, trJt Mamfs Thcy very Teachers arc requested t j come pre- handsome and useful presents Call pared to take home the Michigan for the stamps at J T. Webber's, manual, superintendent of public in-j vod struction's report and the new school To burn NVe have lech and maple, law. 1 oak, etc. Headquarters Flemmlng's The Congregational church at warehouse. Fli:mmino & Maddkn. Greenville wishes to re-engage Its 1 pastor Ilcv. A. II, Curjis for another year of an increase in salary of $200. Holding gets of the Primary school money, Otisco township $tWt and Orleans $00. ' The Odd Fellows are talking of , building a temple at Ionia. If you want a nice holiday present buy a mulller, tie, hose, handkerchief or some useful article at J. T. Web ler's, Ionia Ask for trading stamps. I'd leaxe ray happy hume and croe the deep bluo seu, llather than bo without Charley and my Kocky MountaiD 'lVa. Con nell Droa. A standard gift that always pleases. You have never had an opportunity to get such nice ones as we are showing this year, and the prices are lower than ever. We bought of the manufacturer and you only have to pay the usual cost to dealers. This season's designs in celluloid kicks are unusually at tractive. Prices "0c to $.", with about fifteen styles to choose from. Pocket Books. Large line of the latest for men and women: espec ially large assortment of line gift pocket books for ladies. A seinible, serviceable present. 2c to 1.S.". Fancy Stationery. ' A Imjx of beautiful stationery is a gift any lady will appreciate. No one attempts to carry such a line as we handle. The very latest tints and designs in packages of various styles. 2"c and 0c. New Games. Have the latest games and all the standard ones. Think of a game for the home this year. Vou can never have too many of them. A dozen games at Tc to $1. Spelling blocks and lKards up to 75c. Croki nole and other loard games up to 2.75. Picture puzzles for little folks, 10c to 75c. Ebony Goods. Though we bought double and have many new things, we doubt If this line will last until Christmas. These are magnificent goods. There are brushes, combs, mirrors, plain and mounted with sterling sil ver. Military brushes in sets, brush and comb sets, hair, cloth and hat brushes, and various single pieces. Some nice pieces. 25c to $1. Combinations and sets, $1 to $5. Had one set at .00 Us already sold. Atomizers. You will want one of the fancy imported ones for gift purposes. A dainty gift alone, or better still filled with good perfume. Fine decorated ones at 50c to $1.50. Oxford Bibles. You want the late edition of the genuine Oxfords' These are always a popular present and we make very low prices on them. The self-pronouncing va riety is the leading favorite. Good Uiblcs $1. Othera up to $. Children's Hibles 50c to $1.25. Kodaks. This is the superb gift. One that never fails to delight. Well to pick early so that if some special kind or size is wanted there will be time to order it. Cameras from $1 to $14. Hair and Cloth IJrusne5- luther of these makes .a sensible and serviceable gift. We have a heavy stock of the better grades. Extra good ones for 50c. Hair brushes with Sterling Silver plate 75c. JZ? JZ? A SUGGESTION. You will find it a help if you will take your pencil, make a list of those to whom you must make a pres ent and then check through the list given here. Make a note after each of the names of any item that seems suitable. Then bring your list to the store and see the goods. Note also that in addition to the above, we have Fancy Candlesticks, Smoker's Sets, Christmas Cigars, Fine Confectionery, Leather Goods, Pictures, Wall Decorations, Etc. W. I. BENEDICT, DRUGGIST, BELDING, MICHIGAN.