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'ROUND ABOUT VS. Weekly Grist of Newsy Items Reported by Our Special Correspondents, (J RATTAN. January has lie en very considerate as regards weather so far. Messrs. George VVhitten and J. A. Lessiter were in Grand llapids Jan. 7. The Grattan Catholic church is holding its annual forty hours devo tion service from Jan. 0. Mrs. Al Spicer has returned from a two weeks' visit with Mrs. Hussell, her sister at Greenville. The Lessiter school with Miss Bes sie Clark teacher, commenced Jan. 6 after a two weeks' vacation. Earl Klkinsand wife will come from Cannonsburir and take charge of Grattan Hotel for the present. Miss Margarita McCauley will be a pupil of the Union school this winter, boarding with Mrs. Geo. Whitten. E. E. Lessiter has bought a very fine pair of black colts of James McGinnis and George Spicer is breaking them to drive. Ashley church is having evening meeting, also other churches around us. Rev. J. E. Platte of Ashley and Wite Swan Baptist churches are very devoted to the cause. The tragic, the comical, the sad, the joyful, business and idleness, the social and last but not least the religi ous side of lite seems to come upon life's never vacant stage with increas ed ardor since Father time opened 1902. A peculiar lung trouble is one of the present diseases something like la grippe mixed ith several other sym ptoms, neuralgia accompanying the case, and !pamodic wings after the nature of whooping cough well it makes one "whoop" anyway. Our young people united in giving Miss Eleanor Emmons a farewell par ty, and a complete surprise last Sat urday evening, as Miss Eleanor goes to Grand llapids this week to study music, her calling, and a most profici ent teacher she is already. The young people had a delightful time, a good place it is for enjoyment at John Emmons' hospitable home, the only sad thought, being a loved one's ab sence for some time to come. A Grattan boy, now residing at Grand llapids, who has never lost sight of childhood's happy connections in days agone, bethought himself that the duties of the' New Year could be most happily carried out by a visit to the old home friends, so telephoning accordingly he took his wife and started for Moseley, the nearest sta tion,, a messenger with prancing steeds starting to convey these friends beyond railroad accommodations. The train came all right, friends too, but the messenger found Moseley had doubly increased in strange looks in fact found no depot, no friends, only cold vacant buildings stared him in the face and he broke in a "double quick'' return for home, while the patient waiters grew impatient to see the steeds that came not, took the nine o'clock "iron steed" for the Val ley City in lieu thereof, while those deeply concerned solved the mystery as best they could by telephone next morning. All honor to the trusty telephone ! OULKAXS-ItONALI). ' Walter Sprague has returned home from Wisconsin. Miss Nora Sprague visited friends in Belding last week. Miss Grace lligbee has returned to her school at Mt Pleasant. Mrs. White of Oakfield has been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. 13. Howard. Maurice and Margie Yeomans and little Clara and Midget Gott have been visiting their uncle at Elmhall for a few dnys. School closed last week in the llig bee district on account of scarlet fev er. Little Charlie Clitford has it but is doing nicely. Mrs. Fred Locke died at her home last week after a short illness, bhe leaves a husband and three Miiall children to mourn her loss. OTIsCO. Miss Jean Lyle spent Saturday with Mrs. II. II. MoCotter. Miss Leona Phillips spent Tuesday with Miss Lottie Johnson. L. Sears of Crystal L ike is visiting his sister Mrs. Sam Snyder. Mrs. C. M. Hubbard and children spent Sunday at I). F. Moon's. Mary Kohn entertained her friend Miss Kroup of Heldhng Sunday. Miss Lula Luscombe spent Friday with her friend Aynes Hubbard. t Mrs. Art. Hradish of Holding spent a part of last .week at 11 Bradish's. Miss Blanche Kich of Coral called on her aunt Mrs F. II. Curtis, Thurs day. Miss Eilie Luscombe and Mrs. Ferris of St. Louis spent Friday with Mrs. Mary Bevins. Mr T. B Belding of Groton spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. M. S Boss. When doctor fail tiy Burdock Blood Bitters. Currn dyp'p-ia, constipation', invigorate the who.e system. VEUOENNES STATION. Mrs. E. Ring is quite poorly. Mrs. Elgie Keech is quite sick. Elder Merrill is with us this week. Mrs Perry is visiting at A. Bigg's. Club dance at the hall Tuesday evening. Visiters from Ada and Grattan Ar bors were present last Saturday night. The Weslyns are holding protract ed meetings here every afternoon and evening. The Gleaner quilt will be drawn Thursday evening at the hall, followed by a dance and supper. The annual meeting of the Christ ian church of this place will be held at the church next Saturday after noon, for the election of officers and trustees Elder Mudge will be here and hold divine service Sunday morn ing and evening. It Is desired that all members be present Saturday afternoon. We had the pleasure of visiting the store of Ford & Condon at Moseley Station recently. The boys have a very neat and tasty general store with plate glass front and good plat form and steps. And on entering you know you are welcome from the pleas ant smile that greet9 you. We wish the boys an abundant crop of prosper- ity. The Gleaner installation was largely attended last Saturday niyht and all had a fine time and enjoyed the cere mony .and the dance which followed. J The gentlemen prepared the feast j and a great deal of credit is due them for the excellent manner In which they conducted it. The oysters and colTee was procured from Compan ions Ford & Condon's general store at Moseley Station. ORLEANS. in in Carl Olmstead of Coleman, was town Saturday. Com. L? A Burhans was a guest town over Sunday. Warren Smith spent Sunday with friends in Belding. Floyd Crane is attending the Ferris Industrial School. Mr. Bert Peterson of Jackson has charge of the Orleans creamery. Mr. and Mrs. Zack Cboate of Jlon ald were visitors in town Saturday. Rev. II. Dildine occupied the pulpit at the Orleans M. E. church Sunday. Rev. J.jVV. Buell closed a successful series of revival meetings at the Dil dine M. E. church Sunday evening. Mrs. N. Wallace of Belding and Miss Jennie Wallace of Detroit, visited among relatives here the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ray entertained Miss Dollie Hansen, of Belding and Miss Nellie Gannong, of Ovid, New Years day. Mrs. E. R. Spencer and Maude of Belding and Mr. and Mrs. C. Seymour of Ionia ate New Years dinner with Mr. and Mrs. O. Purdy. Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Hamman, gave a party for the young people New Years eve, music, games and refresh ments helped to while away the last hours of the old year, and all gladly welcomed the coming of the New year. ALTON-MOSELEY. Weather mild with good wheeling. Mrs. Charley Keech is on the sick list. Maurice Trumbull and wife visited in Belding recently. Willis Purdy is sick. Not able to sit up but little. Tonsllltls. Mrs. A. S. Holmes Sundayed with Mrs. M. A. Godfrey of Oakfleld. Duncan Mc Naughton and wife vis ited relatives in Plainfield over Sun day. Mrs. Orln Trumbull is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Helen Skellenger, of Belding. Miss Blok's shadow social at the hall Friday evening was a success Cleared about $0.00. 40 hour devotional services were AVON-KEENE. Ed. Frost is sick with pneumonia. C. L. Frost is" visiting relatives in this vicinity. Frank Abbot rides out in a new carriage nowadays. Alpheus Snarks of Belding visited his brother, Sunday. The Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. Lew is Hunter Wednesday. Miss Mary Brower returned home from Blanchard Thursday. . Margaret Abbot returned home from Gand Rapids last week. Miss Ora Scott will leave Wednes day for Grand Rapids to visit friends Melissa Sparks is visiting relatives in Saranac at -the present writing Miss Car,rie Col v In of Belding vis ited Miss Nancy Frost during the hol idays. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Abbot of Grand Rapids visited his uncle, Frank Abbot last week. Surprise parties and peJro parties- are all the style in this vicinity at the present. Emmet Woodman returned home from the east part of the state. Mon day, where he has been visiting rela tives. A surprise was given Miss Etna Carr last Friday evening, theere be ing about forty present and a jolly good time was reported by all. The Ceme.ery Society will meet with Mrs. Norman Higgins, Jan. 15 and an invitation is extended to all. The ladies are preparing for an apron and handkerchief sale in the near future and any one wishing to donate the same to the society will be gladly received. Progressive Pedro Club was or ganized last Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee, and very sociable evening was spent. Light refreshments were terved and all departed for home at 12 o'clock, and are to meet with Mr and Mrs. '. Robt. Sparks, Friday evening, Jan. 10. WOLYERTON n.AlNS. Emma R. Wise is on the sick list. Earl Goodman is home for a visit. School commenced Monday after a two weeks' vacation. J. Wise and wife have gone to Smyrna where they will remain this winter with her father Dorr Osgood. Martin Wolverton and wife of Lake City were the guests of his parents, Luther Wolverton and wife, holiday week. Albert I). Wise has bought an 80 acre farm near Edmorc and is mak ing preparations to commence work there. J. Wise and wife visited at his cous in's, Oliv e French, near Cedar Springs one day last eek. They also visited at Mrs. Abbie Watson's. T. L. Redmond of Leslie has bought the Brown place and is repairing the house for their future home. They are stopping at their father's J. M. Harlow. SMYRNA. II. Skellenger has gone to Coral. Our school opened again Monday morning. Congratulations to our worthy townsman, A H. Norton and bride. Vern Brown of Belding and Fred Dumon called on Rostan Skellenger Sunday. It has been reported that A. J. Dicken has sold his farm in Smoky Row to Clarence Johnson. We were much pleased with the beautiful Christmas issue of the Ban NEit and have been thinking what a pleasant thing it would be to have a gathering of the correspondents li RATTAN ( KAMI E. Grattan Grange met in regular ses sion Thursday evening Jan. 2 with a large crowd. All patrons be prepared to help in raising the points in our contest at next Grange. The general Voutlne of work was carried out and after a short recess, installation of officers took up the re maining time. A line oyster supper with other ap petizing accompaniments was served after which the remaining time was enjoyed in social festivities. Other visitors were in attendance, Mr and Mrs Stokes of Greenville held at the Parnell church Sunday , Orange being among them. All know and Monday. Rev. Father McGough of St. Alphonzo church of Gd. Rapids assisted Father Byrne. IIAHTON VH.LE. Harold Gardner is building a new kitchen. Will Hogan has purchased a farm of John Purdy. Charles Holiday is drawing wood to Belding for C. J Ring. Fred Richmond and wife visited at Sidney Gardner's, Jan. 3. A temporary bridge has been built over Seeley Creek near B. F. Tower's. W. S. White and family and F. D Richmond and family spent New Years day at Grant White's in Green ville. . Head Nhoulri Ncrcr Arh. Never endure tins trouble. Use at "nco the remedy that stopped It for Mrs N. A. Webster, of Winnie, Va , , she writes "Dr. King1 New Life PHI wholly cured me of sick headache I had suffered from for two years." Cure Headache, Constipation, Bllllousoess. 2oo atConnell Bros, drug store. i Grattan Grange enjoys visitors and we always extend a brotherly and sis terly hand to all visiting patrons. Mr. and Mrs. Haines of Oaklleld Grange were in charge of the instal lation. Mr Haines also gave a good , report of the proceedings of the State (Grange at its last session. Arising ; vote of thanks was tendered Mr and (Mrs. Haines for their work at our Grange. Hie evrrt of I.oiijc l.ilm Consisting In keeping all the main organs of the body in healthy, reg lar aetion, and in quickly destroying dead ly disc ita' germs. Electric Bitters re gulalo Stotineh, Liver and Kidneys, purify the Mod, ami jjlvo a splt-nuid appetite. Thiy work wonders in cur ing Kidney Tro.iWes, Female Com plaint. Nervous Diseases, Constipa tion Dysp ps'a and Malaria. Vigor oua health and strength always follow their un Only 0e, guaranteed by Conned Bros, druggist. Chapped hand, eracKed lips and roughness of the ekln cured quickly by Banner Salve, the most healing oint ment In the world. W. I. Benedict. Bo. AST Removal! SI iJNM? JffllQ W .HOUSE. BELDEI as lare as the ono we now i-u v, we wi have i sidl ST ' f ' Savlns I,al,k- T' " storeC tv muni Y'.. A " 'lau 1(1 M.' o J.ot of sIock, which we arc rin' to do ut n Itir: nv.niTTOX 1 t,r ;' win sou aii ods at COST. Remember, for 9 days I Commencing Thursday, Jan, 9th, and Ending Saturday, 4 . A. .V We here quote a few prices to show you what a SAVING this Sale means to vou: V f'L 14 J$$mk LADIES' FLflNiELETTE . WRAPPERS, The $1.00 grade goes ;t 7.V The 75u grade goes at . fc.V BOY'S If.klXHl) 'i UN'EKWHAU i th 2.V kind, J go at b' Each. Ladles' Wool Skirt Pattern, lh" I.L kind, o.-s at 90c Each. Ladies' Black Mercerized Underskirts, The $l."jr kind. r at. . A (ireat Bargain. S.K '''M(uU , wJt Corset si ;:':(); lpm "ont LADIES' FLEL:Cn-LINED UNDERWEAR, The 2oc kind goes at )c 1 Line of (Jonl's Laundriod Shirts, tin- $.oo kind, pa JVJt t: at, 1 Lot Gent's All Wool Kersey Pants, the $1.7.") kind, go at SI. 25. Lace ui iiiins, '." kind, g i at 50c pr. Gent's Ihavy Arctics, like cut, $1.2.") kind, i' at 90c. Gent's Heavy Rolled Kdg Rul.l.er, Hollows tongue like cut, to close at 31.35 A LARGE Lliv CHILD The .I..T) kind imp The 2 00 kind L'oes. The f.'l.OO kind goes A few Gent's Ove; i Fleeced, the $L( c 50c Hoy's Knee Pants, Cotton, 'o at . ... . Hoy's Knee Pants, all ;voo goat !"?' " VYe cannot ive Vou rafl ... . - i i c ery i ii i n y ,,r U iitit of $ Hoy's Arctics, the $1 kind, tl C goat ODC 65c Ladies' Arctics, the $1.00 Kind, go at Savp IVTntw Attending' Sale! Kemember, to now nothing back--a large reduction in everything Don't fht hV&Z tnat we airavs do lust, as wo nrivfirt.ieo or,A vo "-. n tv, t i v v w iviiu uiiUi Li iui i,i if. hx . vi fin Trc ttah - - i tt-vi ont-l,H iv. Ql. j- nnom -vr , .. . . " , 0"--i "J I V!a n x. .iN u 1S. e to buy a new Dress. Hat. i onus, xtuoDers, jooys uiotning, JNotions, or anything in our line at v T TNCOT NS R A P H A TM HOT TQH uht firraWi 1 - . , u, Tin Japan The loqr.nt, or Jaj tlm.'3 crroiu ously call lontrs to the family n leal name Is Krioliotr.iponlea. The Cyclopedia of AuierlJ Horticulture says of It: "The lol Is native to China and Japan, butlaueh planted In the uulf states ni f estward. It blooms from August i:the approach of winter and ripens ifnstered fruit In very early spring, lis a profuse bearer In congenial cites. It may be crown from seed. if rult Is often seen In northern mark The FIo'Trry Deal In a small two Mor.JMinc with a basement on the How tare three as piring occupants, altjli the space occupied by each Is Imuch larger than health requlreslvcr the en trance to the store Is tlign: Cheapest hard wan fe on earth Over the entrance to I basement Is this sign: "Chenpes'f ber shop In the world." Over thefance leading to the second story 1st "Cheapest restaurant, on the plal New York Sun. An An Apple P 'apple pie bed" the sheets ore so fohltat a person cannot get his legs dhe foot end of the sheet being biit up to the head end of the bedlis "head to foot" arrangement btlirplied, the expression may havijmg from a corruption of cap-a-ptr cap-a-pie, as It Is frequently wri Court l.tt Lawyer My client. m. p!um. some 'mcdlar," be Its botan- World. Snprrif Ion Altotit Fneliirr. Xen. plii.n. rroinotlieus. Tliemistocles I and Cicero regarded a sneeze as a fa voiabR. dim n. Aiming Hindoos and iVr.-dans, hw'v r. sneezing :n;d yawn Ing were a:-crild to detnojincal pos Mession. The Hindoo snaps his thumb and tingcr and rep( ats the name of one of his gods. TIk Moslems believe that the devil may leap Into a gaping mouth and hence when he yawns he draws the back of his hand over his mouth and mutters this prayer, "I seek refuge with Allah from satan, the accursed." l. lie lu which honor, has confessed that he coiled the bur clary. You will admlcan eloquent proof of my client's Df truth and of his upright constl and. vour honor, n msin tvtth t..1i'Ilen to n. science should not be :d of having broken into n house mi. iseveri New York Times. I i- A DnmpJ 'Tell me," he sighed! me. beau teous maiden, what Isftir heart." Miss Henrietta Uenjtoston gave him a look of lev ai nml then vouchsafed the mono4- replj: "Pdood'-naltlniorrJlcan. Kot F.ntlrte. ne What I feel fC, Muriel. I can never tell you In t True lore Is silent. 9 Muriel Oh.' no. ire jou. It c peak 8 to papa. The Mint i:&pttiNive Unt. The most expensive hat In the world Is undoubtedly the one which was pre sented to General Crant while he was In Mexico in 1SS2. It cost $l,3uu and Is now to be seen In the National museum at Washington and Is the tinest speci men of a Mexican sombrero ever made. Still DrcRiulnu. "I feel now quite satisfied that there Is no life so happy as a married one." "And how long have you been mar ried?" "Since last Wednesday." Written Chinese Is practically uni form throughout the empire and has hardly altered during the whole course of ( hinese history. The spoken lan F .iL-e. fin the other hand. Is constantly hy ag :-g. SOUTH BRIDGE ST. GROCER A Full Line of Groceries. Baked .Goods a Specialty. Try a Pound of the Best sjfk sa Coffee in town for L Dry Goods and Sundries. 3 i FATAL MISTAKE i A Chlneae Trl M'mr. A Clirlniisi nrtlflrn vn nilnnt. ol by n Chinese Junk I Hacked by It mPn-of-Wnr. Tim ihrow rnnnn. nuts overboard Into i anl then Jumped In among .Nearly all escaped, for It was ilhle to tell which were heads fhlch wera nuts. la Often Made by the Wisest of Belding People. It's a fatal mistake' to neglect back enhe. H cknehe Is the firet symptom of kidney Ills. Serious complications follow, DOAN'S KIDNKY PILLS euro them re-omul 1 v. Don't delay until too late. Until It becomes diahetes-rBright's disease. I lead what, a HelOInif citizen pays: Vet. Hiram Minler. of North Hrl1j?e Street, ftavx: Wi.en in the army I flrt feltlhe effect of kWlney trouble. A lot of us taken prisoners In Ti nnewMee were jlaeel tn earn anil compelled to Ktaml for twenty-four hours. Directly after this I felt null, heavy bearing down pains across my buck and a weight over each kidney. I have hud attack off nnd on everlnce. After beln? tn a stooped position lor a hhort time It was onlv w th irreut difficulty thnt I rinilil crot strultrh'ened hp ajfrtin. I was sufferlrK o,mte oiitny wnn mv duck ian xprini? wnen my son In law advised me to try Loan's Kidney Pill, sav in? that they were the only thing ho could Ret to help him. I went directly over to Connell Pros. dniR store pr cured a box. took them as directed nnd they did nil that was claimed for them. They stopped the attack in a compara lively short time. Should I ever have another I cw know what to do. Tor S$leby all dealers; Prie M cents POSTUR-MILBURN CO., Huffalo, N. Y., solcngents for the U. R Kemember the name DOAN'S -and take no other. l i M cGlure's si RE you inter ate J in your ft Hons ? Arc cu (Q:u-rrns,l in th Do sou tare anthin? a1 out th,- t i. .... i . . .- .. . -' . '" tunc orougct aoout tne conditions n Kiub sou ire, arJ those who are in fsurr to-day ? Do you enjoy tvholaor.e, animated stories that are true to life ? Do you care for beauts in any form ? Then there is no escape for you ; you must join the army who read McClurc's regularly. A FEW FEATURES FOR 1902 V' New Romantic Love Story by dooth tarkington." author of "The IWntleman frov Indiana" and "Monsieur Laucaire " a talc of love thwarted but triumrh.mtf of pliant men and bcamiful women. It deals wuh life in Indiana at the time of the Mexican War. True Story of the Standard oil. n- ida m. tar. BLLL, author of " life 0f Xapol.on," life cf Lincoln etc. A dramatic, human story of the first and still the greatest of all trusts not an economic trca'isc, but an exciting l,i;;ory. Greatest of the OIJ Masters. Hy JOHN LA FARCJK. Interest ing and helpful papers on Michelan gelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, etc. , their finest pictures reproduced in tints. Mr. Doolcy on His Travels. I lis views upon th? typical New Wrkcr, Philadelphia!!, iWonian, and in habitant o Chicago and Washin'-ii. William Allen White on Tillman, Piatt, Cleveland and others. Clara Tlcrris's Stac Recollec tions. Srrrcs of aKini, Ucrn I ;ttd;, Mr'.. Sid. ions .and others. A Dittlc rf nillionaircs. ny t' ci-u . ; H''. .i'.;: :rcct Stories." TllC roCf.l IvW.'i.v.r. Scii.il Talc of t'l ; 'i :.: , :i W'rnds. Joscp!?i::e vc Ii-kam. More rnr.iiy Lou S .n lc:) 1 v CI FORGE M.ui. ;.; :.: .!;tit. S. S. McCLURE CO., ,ft-, V,m :v . f i r v.- Y r t C', ti" Y. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR I Rut at nny price TltU BEST