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Weekly Grist of Newsy Items Reported by Our Special Correspondents, ANosurit(;. Mrs. John Hoar returned from Alma March 14. .las, Jiookt'v called on relatives in (Jrattan Sunday. J. L. Thomas spent a few days last week with relatives in (Jrand Kapids The Kev Mr. Wall of Kookford will preach in the Conrrcrational church next Sunday. Mrs. John JJaker ol Mill t.'reek was the Sliest of Mrs. (Jeo. JIartwell Sat urday and Sunday. Charles Feibijc, wife and son Carl of (Jrand Ilapids were visitors at Mr. and Mrs. Nesbitt's March !th. John Murray went to Kelmont Sun day to see his brother who is now at home from the Hutterworth Hospital. Simon Matice of (Jrattan has moved his mill on the Nugent farm where he is sawing wood for Messrs Hookey and (Jallister Frank Armstrong who is now in (Jrand Kapids at the home of Dr. A. .1. Patterson's was not so well last Thursday. A beautiful new cash register with all modern improvements in one of the counter attractions in llar"well Bros, store. The township library 'is now cstal- lished with lifly lmoks, after a period of three months these now on hand will be replaced with new ones. Mrs. (Jeo." Ferry who is alllicted with rheumatism came to. the home of Mrs. Herrinyton to be cared for during the winter returned to her home last Monday. The Democrat caucus was held in the town hall Saturday March 1". The following otlicers were nominated: Supervisor, Wm. Norman, Clerk, (J. T. Youn, Treasurer Dennis Hellows, Justice, Neil Miller, Hoard of Keview, Vanrensler Smith. Mr. Frank McArthur and daughter and Kay McArthur and wife of (Jrat tan dined with Mr. and Mrs. .las. How ard and family Friday, also called on C. S. Judson and wife where Mr. and Mrs. Hay McArthur took supper be fore returning home Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hartwell gave a party at their pleasant home Fri day evening to a few invited quests, amony those present were Prof. Heed and wife, Prof. ,J. F. Hookey and wife Miss Doyle and Miss Let tie Armstrong. Carrom iwas the enjoyable entertain ment of the evening. Liyht refresh ments and fruit was served. sMYKNA. Mrs. Clintha Piny is visiting friends in Smyrna and Hjldiny. Mrs. Noble is quite sick. Dr. Olin gcr of Beldiny is attending her. Miss Nettie Mann, who has been sick for the past week, is better. Mr. and Mrs. Karle Norton spent Sunday with Hay Hinjf and wife of Keene. Win. (Jardner has rented his farm to Hert Solicit., who has moved onto the same. Frank Chase is having his tenant house repaired and Chester (Jardner will occupy the same when complet ed. Mrs. Prudie Spencer is slowly re covering her usual health. Her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cowles, are with her. We are very sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Lottie Abbot of Sara nac. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Condon. Mrs. C. Hush ford of Flint is now keeping house for Win. (Jardner in place left vacant by Mrs. C. Kiny, who has been there for the past eiyht months. There was a surprise party at Wm. Gardner's, Tuesday evening, March 11, and in spite of the rain there was about forty present. It was a com plete surprise and a jolly crowd. Pro gressive pedro was played and at 12 o'clock a yood supper was served and the guests departed in a downpour of rain. OTISCO. II. Hradish was in Greenville last Tuesday. D. F. Moon was in Grand Kapids on business Monday. Mr W. C. Fisk and family Sunday cd at (Jeo. Brown's. Mrs. Maggie Snyder and Mrs. Fd. Phillips were in Ionia Tuesday. Mr. Judson Buttolph is moving into the house formally known as the Stone property. Mr. and Mrs. A. Deitz spent Sunday with their daughter Mrs. Wilson of i Montcalm. Mr. Herald the principal of our school has been sick with the grippe and not able to teach for a few days Although Wednesday March 12 was a rainy day W Fish and wife, Bert Fisk, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Morse, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Morse and Mrs Fred Beeves of Belding gathered at the the home of T. Ktmighton. The visit was pt.iniH'il in the honor of Mrs. Stoughton and Mrs Beeves' mother, Aunt Sophy Fisk. AVOX-KKKNK. f Ma)' Bowen is working in fciston. Carrie Scott is working in Orleans. A number have begun making sugar. Fred Olds has moved on the Wilber place. Mr. Sackett has moved his family in the Penn Covert house. Mr. and Mrs. John King visited at Samuel Strong's Sunday. ! Beatrice Lee gave a party Friday afternoon to a few select friends. .Mr. and Mrs. C L. Frost returned home from Isabella county Saturday. Hugh Carr lost a three-year old colt last week by getting hurt on a sharp stick. Lottie Abbott well known in Keene died at her home in Saranac Saturday morning. Marcina Strong and family of Grand Kapids were called here last by the serious illness of his father. Mrs. Samuel Strong is gaining slow ly from her recent illness, but Mr. Strong is gradually falling. Mr. Whitman and family of Cedar Springs have moved intoFerman Wil son's tenant house and will work for Mr. Wilson this summer. George Andrews died last Monday, he had been sick with diphtheria but had recovered from that disease and was thought to be getting along nice ly when he passed suddenly away from Heart Disease, lie was 24 years of age and leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss besides a host of friends. The funeral was held at the Catholic church at Mariam Wednes day. ALTON-MOSKLEY. Fred Ford is putting in a large stock of hardware. Our warm spring weather changed to a cold blizzard. uite a lot of leans are being ship ped from Moseley. Miss Ada Dennis is on the sick list reported pneumonia' Mr. Myres will move into the Berry vacant house Monday. (Jeo Godfrey and wife visited Sun day with Lowell friends. Geo. Ford is cutting alxmt 200 cords of poll wood for home use. Wm Aldrich will auction his farm ing tools and stock this week. John Fraer and wife visited over night Friday with Lowell friends. David Condon has bought lo acres off the south side of the Thos. Condon farm. The Gleaners have not contracted with any parties yet to build their hall at Moseley. Mr. McGarrity has a job in Ada and his two girls are going to school in Grand Kapids. (Jeo. Lewis who Itought the Orla Weeks farm will repaint the house before Will Bliss moved into it. Miss Jessie Condon with her sister Mrs. Maud Ford of Moseley visited friends in Smyrna one day last week. Duncan McNaughton and wife vis ited over night Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Josie Lynn of Lowell and attend ed the old settlers reunion. Kintr.KA. Mrs. Meta Stokes has been enter taining the grip for several days. K. Caswell has been buzzing wood for J Kossman, Fred Nash and others. Bluebirds, robins and blackbirds have come and it seems as though we could not haye much more cold weather this spring. We are glad to lie able to report that the Montcalm Grange goat has so far recovered from the smallpox as to be able to go on with a class of 2" March loth. Clarence Johnston and familyhave removed from their late residence to their farm recently purchased near Smyrna On Monday evening alout as many as their house would hold of neighlwrs surprised them and pro ceeded to make things lively, leaving with them a mutual recognition of the esteem in which they are held in their old neighborhood. Success go with them was the bidding of their many friends. Olt!.KANs-OT,sCO. Hyde Jackson has bought the M. M. Benedict team. W. J, Warner has bought a pair of fine road horses. Mr. Lambertson has put in a gas plant to light their house. K. Benton is rejoicing over the arrival of a 10 lb girl Sherwood NodditHM ha o!d his lambs to Saranac parties. S I) Chickering is entertaining the hay bailers these line days. The social at C. A. Chase's home last Saturday was a great success TheSeeley Iwys attended theGleaner banquet at Grattan on Tuesday night Mr. Frank Tillotsou received word Saturday of the death of his sister, Mrs. Abbott of Saranac. Foley's Kidney Cure makes the kid ney and bladder rlht, ContaiD noth ing injurious W. 1. Benedict. OIM.KANH. Howard Hamman is home from Big Kapids. John Greenop and Miss Ivy were in Ionia Saturday. . Mrs. Warner was in Vicksburg on business Friday. John Lanibertson was in Ionising on business Monday. Oren Purdy sold his farm in Me costa Co., to Fred Weatherby. Mrs. A. J. Hale entertained Mrs. Wilbur Locke of Belding last week. Mrs. B. Tallman of Fairplains was a guest of Mrs. Guy Beach Thursday. John Norton jr., of Grand Kapids is spending a few days with his father. Mr. Wm. Smith and daughter of Fairplains were guests at Tom Mur ray's Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Hall gave a birthday party for their son Palmer Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Colburn of Greenville were guests at Ben Hall's the latter part of the week. Mrs. M. A. Coleman of Greenville and Mrs. N. Wallace of Belding were guests of Mrs. O. Purdy over Sunday. Miss Cloude the I'vangelist of Chi cago is helping with the revival ser vices at the M. F. church All are invited to come every evening at 7:'0 o'clock. KASTON-llOI.Sirit. Geo Inell and wife visited their son Allie and wife Sunday. Sugar making seems to be the order of the day in this locality. John Khinehart is bailing hay at the State house of correction this week. Clare -Goodwin's wife is reported very sick with not much hopes of re covery. The Aid society at Mrs. Slaybaugh's was well attended and several pounds of rags sewed. Lee Sterns and family of Ionia spent Sunday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Fantow. Miss Floy Parks who has been visit ing her aunt and uncle, Mr. Bishop and wife returned to Saranac last Saturday. The (Joodwin school closed Friday. The exhibition was postponed until March lit, on account of bad weather and roads. We arc informed that the store at Bolster is to be closed, we hope how ever that by some way or means it will open again. Will Warner had the misfortune to lose a horse last week by one of the sleepers breaking and letting her through the lloor. He had just pur chased her the week before and was a nice animal. NOItTII OUI.KANS. Mr. Divine liought a horse of Perry Whit ford last week. Bertha Stevens returned from a visit near Greenville last week. Mr. and Mrs. Kd. Caniield spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brown. Joe Pretzel went to Kaston Satur day to see his uncle Mr. Pilgrim and brought back a nice calf with him. Homer Morris finished sawing Tues day and is moving his mill over in Bushnell where he has another job of sawing. J. Hoot of Ionia was in this vi cinity Monday, he was on his way from Greenville where he had been to see his sister who is very sick. Moving seems to be in order just now Mr. Salyer has moved lack on his place and Arthur Kich has moved in to Hiram Hall's house, Mr. Divine has moved on their farm just north from Orleans and Mr. Conner will move on his farm at Long Lake, and Andrew Glosser will move into John Cusser's house known as the old Wilbur place. HAHTON VII. 1.1'. Mr. and Mrs Frank Davis visited in Belding last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Farl Norton visited at Kay King's last Sunday. Floyd Tot ten of Belding is cutting wood for F. J. Kichmorul. I MissKena Angell of Belding called ' on Mrs. Krupp last Friday. Miss Chloea Dougla- spent last Sun-: day here with her parents. B. F. Tower and daughter Nellie j spent last week ednesday in (Jrand J Kapids. Last Thursday as Peter Kolin and J wife were returning from Belding they discovered that Joe Warner's ; house was on fire. As Mr. Warner's' people were away, they went in and by some little work, soon extinguish- eil the fire. It was thought that a ! snark had escaped from the stove, as ; the lloor was all burned around the! stove. Much damage was done by the ; smoke nowever. The View r XHKglng, Clouds 'ho happiness of the home but a nagging wouuin often needs help. She may be so nervous and run-down In health thattrillvs annoy her. If tdio is melancholy, excitable, troubled with loss of appetite, headache, sleepless ness, con sit pat ion or fainlli g and dizzy spells, she nreds Electric Bitters, tho most wonderful remedy for ailing woraei. Thousands of sufT.;rers from female troubles, nervous trouble back ache and weak kidnc.is have need It, and become healthy Mnd happy. Try it. Only Connel) Bros, gmranleo s ttls-factlon. Laarippo coughs yield quickly to the wonderful curative qualities of Foley's Honey and Tar. There is nothing else just as good." W. 1. Benedict. I " ' " 'Hry ii lnltlcV It Is f:ilily obvio:: that tlij study of FtntlMltM i not c;:;wtly v:ut wf.uM be termed a popular pastime, says Winthiop M. Daniels in The Atlantic. Librarians do not discover any exten sive demand for stntistlenl literature. Sir John Lubbock, If I remember rightly, found no place for a single volume of figure in his hundred best books, and In that Hood of nrtlclcM on ilooks That Have Helped Mr, ,y Authors Great and Authors Small," the same significant si lence seemed to be maintained. There were some very curious bo ks that had apparently proved helpful to certain jisons, but there was unbroken testimony of a negative kind that nobody llH over been helped by a blue book. To say of anything "as dry ns hia. tlslles" is at once to consign Jt to the nethermost limbo of aridity. Such Is the verdict up m the finished statis tical product. As foi' the method em ployed In constructing such tables weighted averages, index number or curves of error -these to tin wayfar ing men an' hidden and ingenious re lineni'Mits of cruelty, to be; avoided at nil. hazards or at least forgotten with u shudder and a prayer. How lie Fooled the Dour. A gentleman who Is fond of studying wild animals in their natural surround Ings once had an opportunity of seeing for himself an example of the cunning for which the fox has become prover bial. As he was standing near the bank ol a river cue winter day, he saw a for: run ait upon the ice and make straight for a bole. At the edge of the opening he stopped, turned, followed his tracks back to the 'ank. ran down the stream and p:ie: i;! to await dovel-ipuients. In a link' while a t'og euiue tearing out i f the uo !s. with his nose clost to the lee and m;o.v. He ran along the lee with his head down, following tin scent until lie readied the opening. It was then bo late to cheek his speed. He plunged into the watt rand was lost under the ice. The fox meantime had waited in plalli sight lo Watch the effect 'of his little nick. After the dog eame Intn view the fex remained perfectly ' mo tionless , until he saw his old enemy disappear. Then, with a look on his face which seemed to combine a good tint tired grin with a mild contempt, lit went nonchalantly off about his busi ness. A C'tirloMN Palm of Sonlli merlcn. One of the most curious pilnis in the world is called the ita and Is very abundant on the banks of the Amazon. Kio .Negro and Orinoco rivirs. In the delta of the latter it oeeupies swampy tracts, which are :;t times completely inundated ami present the appearance of ft rests rising out f the water. The swamps are inhabited by a tribe of In dians called Gunrancs. who subsist al most entirely upon the produce of the tree. During the annual Hoods they suspend their houses from tops of the tall steins of the palms. The outer skin of the y.aing leaves Is made Into c.-rds for hammocks, and the soft Inner bark yields a nutritious farinaceous sub stance. 4,I owe my whole life to Burdock Blo'd Bitters. Scrofulous sores cov ered my body. I seemed beyond cure B. B. B. has made me a perfectly well woman." Mrs. Chas. Button, Bervllle Mich. mi n A 111 MLB Many ii Holding; Citizen lMnds The Struggle Hani. Witn a back constantly aching. With distressing urinary disorders. Bjily ex'stenco is but a struggle. No need to keep it up DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS will cure you. Belding people endorse this claim:. Mrs. Hohcrt McConnell of Hi-Mire Street say: I hud backache, a pain tlirouch my loins anil acro the kidney for about three months, es pecially h vere when I lifted. In the afternoon ufler dotn? a bard day' work I often felt like ptvliiK up. but I kept at In misery. I wan trrri bty annncd with headaches and dizzy spells bo bad sometimes 1 could fcsircHy hold up my bead Leatnlnp about Doan's K dney Pills. I procured a box at onnell Hros.' dm store, an I they proved to b. the very thtnf? I wanted. They helped me rltfht from the Mart. Mnce taking them I have not been bothered with tho-e awiul dizzy upell and headaches, 1 am feeling better in every way and I give all the crdit to I loan's Kicricy Pills." For Bale by nil dealers. Price 60 cents Foster Milhurn Co., Buffalo, N Y., sole ngentsfor the United States Knnemher the name, DOAN'S, and take no substitute. . . t.KOX.tnit, Vrehlent. A. A. Iti:i.ll.(f Vicr Vrenldent. Belding Savings Bank Belding, - Mich. Cnpltnl, Sttrplus, 7, ).( A Savings Account is a friend in ' Adversity. i To save in youth is to live comforta- ! bly In old age. Commence now by opening an account with the BKLI) I NO SAVINOS BANK. v. s. LAnnnRTsoN, Cashltr. i ii i nn nrnnnnm 1 UllJOIllUl ItltOli KN KKST. Nervouv Kldxely, Ileal !, H:tW; Couldn't Work. .u old time trouble Kitxlly 1'urtMl. Mr. L. M. Fish of Front st., Belding, Mich., Buys: L'tst spring I procured some of Dr. A. W. Chaso a Nerve Pills at Conncll Bros.' Drugstore and used them with good reults. I hmPfOr some time been troubled with not being able to rest well at night und though, 1 used but one box of the pills. I felt a very decided change for the better and have no hesitation in recommending them." Dr. A. W. Chase's Nerve Pills nre sold at 60c a box at dealers or Dr. A. VV. Chase Medicine Co., HuiTalo, N. Y. See that portrait and signature of A. VV. Chase M. D ate on every package. Could .Not Itreatlit. Coughs, colds croup, grip, bronchitis other throat and lung troubles are quickly cured by One Minute Cough Cure. His not a mere expectorant, which gives only temporary relief. It softens und liquilies the mucous, draws out the Inllauiation and removes the cause of the dlscasj. "Oiio MibU'e Cough Cure will do all that Is claimed for it, -says Justice of the Peace J. Q Hood, Crosby, Miss. "My wife could not get her breath and was relieved by the lirst dose. It has been abenelitlo all my family. W. 1. Benedict. Most appropriate and arthtic is tho cover of the Designer for April, where on is pictured a graceful feminine figure with Faster doves and llllies The eontentsare also typical of the seafor, and amonir them may be men tioned a short story 'An Faster Miracle," "Pretty Trilles for Faster Gifts" and "Faster Fgg Football," the latter being a jolly game for young folks. ''The Floral Depart merit" is a new and welcome addition to the pages J of the Designer. In the fahioi pro vince Eister customer for ladies and juveniles are attractively set forth, over one hundred illustrations i f up to da'e modes being presented "Eti quette Hints," "Selections for the Kecltationist ' and "r-u-hions and hi- ric" continue to prove their worth to their many readers. The March number of this best of all bos' magazines, Tho American Boy (Sprapuo Publishing Co Detroit Mich) lies before us. lho front cover has a full page illustration of a boy pcarlng fish and it will appeal to all lovers of out-door sports, old and voung alike. It has the usual number of interesting storks Handsome illusrtratlonsadorn every page. The bub-cription prb e is $1 (X) per annum annum and is publish ed by the Sprague Publishing Co., De troit, Mich. In connection with the llANNEK the two one year for SI .(. Dr. Donald McDonah THR SPECIALIST IS COMING! f'M . 'mm. Mmm He will be in Belding at the Hotel Belding on Wednesday, April 2 One day each month. Ofllce Hours: 9 a. ra. to 4 p. m. Consultation, Examination and Advice Free. dr. Mcdonald Is one of the (ireatcst Living Special Ists In the treatment of all Cnronlc DifCases. Ills extensivo practice and superior knowledge enables him to euro every curable disease. All chronic diseases of tbo Ilrain, Spine, Nerves, lllood. Skin, Head, Lunps, Liver, Stomach, Kidneys and Ikwels scientifically and successfully treated. DU. MCDONALD'S success in the treatment of Female Diseases is simply marvelous. His treatment makes sickly women strong1, beautiful, and al tractive. Weak men, old or younp, cured in every case and saved from a life of suffering. Deafness, Rheuma tism and I'aralysis cured through his celebrated Blood and Nerve Remedies and ICssential Oils charged with elec tricity. THK I) HA T. M A D K TO I1KAKI THK LA Ml' TO WALK! Catarrh, Throat and Lung Diseases cured. Dr. McDonald cures Kits and Nervous Diseases. Eczema and all Skin Diseases cured. Dr. McDONALD has been called tho wizard of the medical profession, be cause he reads all diseases at a glance without asking any questions. Sick folk, call on Dr. McDonald! It a pleasure to meet him. Dr. McDonald never turns the poor from his door. Consultation Free. Those unablo to call can address Dr. Donald McDonald, THE SPECIALIST, Wellington Plats, (i rand IUpids, Mich, to Ladies! The CITY ORCHESTRA Will be in attendance at the SEVENTH SEMI-ANNUAL GRAND mmm penm At Mrs. Mable MARCH 24th, 1902 All the new ideas in Ladies' and Child ren's Millinery will he shown and we cordially invite yon to attend. A SOUVENIR IRS. MABLE M. STONE -HICKS. Will You Or Make Any Changes In Your Buildings? If you intend doing so you certainly will be interested in knowing that I have opened a new lumber yard in lieldiug. Building Material of all SMINQLGS AND'LATH 5PECIALTIGS. It's for YOUR interests to get my prices. Spencer & Hill's old location on north side. E. L. "GOOD ... 8 Millions save tho.CJREEN TRADING STAMPS and beautify their homes without any eost whatever. 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