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Brevities. Miss Klla O'Hryon spent Sunday in Stanton. Miss Edna Grlna left Saturday for a week's visit in Ionia. Miss Edna Wise left Monday for a week's visit at Saranac. Josephine Thompson left Wednes day for her home in Alpena. Miss Levina Waltzer spent Sunday and Monday in Grand Rapids Mrs C M Webster of Greenville is visiting her son O F. this week, Mrs. G. Robinson left Tuesday for her home in Oil Springs, Canada. Hvron F. Urown spent Sunday and Monday in Charlotte and Chicago. Mrs. J. Uurnstein of Goshen, lndM is a tfuest of her sister Mrs. A. Traub. I lev. J. E. Butler went to Fenwick to officiate at a wedding Wednesday. Dr. 11. O. Woodruff of Hay City was the guest of Miss Daisy Fish Sunday. Seymour Waldron and wife were in Hock ford several days the past week. Mrs. Esther Kingsley left Wednes day to visit with relatives in Heed City. Mrs. M Piekerson and children left Tuesday for a visit with relatives in Ionia. Mrs. V. F Uricker and children are in St. Johns visiting this week at her sisters'. Mrs M. E. Hrockway, of Iliga Sun dayed with Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Holmes. Misses Emma and Grace Church left Saturday for their home in How ard City. C. Helgrave, wife and children of Coral Sundayed with her brother, Ceo Green. - Miss Fio-sie Whitford left Tuesday for a few days" visit with friends in Toledo, Ohio. Mrs. D W. Hillings and Mrs. Hen r.ett, of L)ons, are guest?, at Hay Ed wards this week. Mrs. M. E Reynolds left Wednes day for a few days' visit with her sis ter in Grand Rapids. Lottie and Libbie Spencer, of Stan ton, made a few days' visit with Miss Ella Trimble this week. Mrs. Orley Hammond left Saturday for a two week's isit in Weidman, and Flint with relatives. Mrs. L. Lamberts and daughter, Marietta, of Grand Rapids, are visit ing Dr. Marjorie Orr this week. Mrs. II. Taylor, of Ithaca, who has been visiting Mrs. C. Hurd the past four weeks, returned home Wednes day. J. O Hilton and wife, Miss Mattie -Garbutt and W. L. Yost, of St. Louis, were guests at W. H. Reed's over Sunday. Mrs W. II. Gillmore and children Sundayed in Greenville, they will also visit in Stanton several days before returning. ' Mrs M. Ulrich of Ionia spent Sun day with her mother, Mrs. M. Walser. Miss Irene Walser returned for a week's visit. C. E. Totten and wife left this week on an extended trip, visiting friends in Kalamazoo, Elkhart, Chicago and other points. Mrs. J. Sprague and daughter, Isa, left Wednesday for Grand Rapids, where they will spend a few days buy ing holiday goods. Harry Herberg of Manistee is visiting his sifter, Mrs. Ale Fried man. He is one of the prominent business men of that city. Miss Laura Eldred, of Quincy, is visiting Miss Lela Eddy and Mr. and Mrs. E. N. I'itkin. She is principal of the high school at Whitehall. A S. Mason, of Hig Rapids, is visit ing his nephew, Frank Mason, and wife. They also entertained Jud Smith and wife, of Grattan, Friday, Misses Jennie Egan, Marie Oleson, Alia Westle, Hessie JSrultb, Lizzie Brooks, Le na and Retta Graham spent Wednesday in St. Louis visiting rela tives Mrs. M. A Burt and Mrs. W. II. Chandler of Houston, Texas, and Mrs C. A. Rose of Weidman, arrived Mon day for a few days visit with Mr. and Mrs. W. Rich. Miss Myrta Mccreary has taken a vacation from her duties at Fried man's dry goods store and will visit relatives in Hudson and Coldwater for three weeks. The Eastern Star ladies presented Mrs. Caniield and Mrs. A. L Fond, each with a souvenir spoon Monday evening as a slight token of friend ship. The sisters are soon to leave the city and relinjnih their memler ship in the chapter. Jesse D. Wordcn now located in Saginaw was home over Sunday to visit his parents. Mr. Worden was for several months representative in the city for the International Corres pondance School of Scran ton, Fa. and left here last spring to accept i good position there. Short Hems of Interest Re latlng to the Town and Its People, told in a Single Paragraph. AtWillard Worden's a 10 lb ly, Wednesday. Miss Lena Faunce left Tuesday for her home in St. Louis. Mrs. Chas. Unger left Saturday for a two weeks' visit in Detroit. Chester Yost and family of Ypsl lantl are guests at W. B. Reed's. Mrs. G. Vincent left Wednesday for a few days visit in Grand Rapids. Mrs. Chas. Madden is visiting friends In Grand Rapids this week. Miss Mollie Kitzmlller of Greenville Sundayed with Miss Sena Hansom. Miss Addie Crowe of Owosso, is the guest of Miss Daisy Fish this week. Mrs. C. H. McPherson and daugh ters Sundayed with relatives at Coral. Mrs. M. M. Gais made a few days visit with relatives in Ionia this week. Etlie Loucks of Keene was enter tained by Miss Hazel Dutt last week. B. F. Hall and wife are attending the races in Grand Rapids this week. Hattie and Carl Christian, of Ionia are guests of B F. Christian this week. Mrs. Geo. Hamilton and children left Wednesday for a few days' visit in Ionia. M. L. Osterhout has purchased the Slawson farm situated one mile east of Greenville. Dr. I. S. Morris and family went to Grand Rapids Tuesday to attend a family reunion. Misses Mary and Belle McWilliams left Wednesday for a few days visit at Crystal Lake. Will and Mort Feck and families have returned from a ten days outing at Whitefish lake. Mrs. D. Wilbur and children left Monday for a week's visit with rela tives in Greenville. Mrs. Wm. Reynolds and an Hoy re turned last Friday from their summer outing at Fetoskey Mrs. L. C. Addison of Fremont vis ited her daughter Mrs. C. E Rounds, Friday auJ Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. John Wernett left Saturday for a two weeks' visit with relatives In Mt. Pleasant. Miss Hattie Pixley and Mrs. G. Sigler of Greenville spent Sunday with Frank Pixley and wife Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith were called to Stanwood Saturday on ac count of the death of her father. Bessie and Mable Barnaby, of Grand Rapids, are spending the week with Eugene and Frank Hudson and fami lies. Frank and Eugene Hudson were called to Grand Rapids Saturday on account of the sudden death of their neice. W. W. Mitchell was called to Car son City Tuesday to attend the funer al of J. W. Davis, a brother of Mrs. Mitchell. Vern Reed and Miss Marie Reed, who have Wen visiting their sisters here, returned to their home in Owos so Saturday. Mr. E. Parney. the contractor on the Belding houses, now has the frame up for the last of the half dozen be ing built this year. Dentist W. A. Litle entertained B. B. Ray, wife and daughter of Cannon Walter Ray and Ed. Horner and their wives of Albion Monday. Chas. Chapman, clerk at the Pere Marquette olllce is olT on a ten days' vacation and will visit Pctoskey, the Sooand other northern resorts. Miss Dora Friedman who has lx?en visiting her brother, left Monday eve ning for Chicago, and from there will return to her home at Manistiquc. E. C. Kendall, wife and daughter of St. Catherines, Out,, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Anderson He is gen eral manager of the Oak Hall Cloth ing company. S. S. Smith and wife were in Grand Rapids Tuesday. His father, G. C. Smith, who has )vn here several months, went to Kalamazoo to reside during the winter. I). O. Thompson whose serious ill ness was noted last week has so far recovered as to 1 able to get out again. He left Tuesday for Fenton to remain with his daughter a few weeks. Mrs. Morris Hinds was taken to the Asylum at Traverse City Monday. The unfortunate lady has been in poor health for quite a long time and symptoms of an unbalaneed mind has developed recently. R h hoped by her relatives and friends that she may recover under treatment olTerded at that Institution. Joseph Cobb has hold his farm at the Divine Corners to Wm. Hutchin son, and will again move to the city. In the deal Mr. Cobb takes the A. I. Simmons property occupiedby George Northway and the latter will move to the farm next week to reside. Mr. Cobb is an old resident and we are glad to see him come back to the city. Mrs. J. Little of Wood's Corners is visiting Mrs. A. Little a few days this week. W. M. Wilder and wife of Ionia sgent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. M. Heth. Regular meeting of the Rathbone Sisters next Monday night at the us ual hour. George Moulton has gone to Morley for a few days visit with his wife's relatives A good laugh Is as beneficial asa good dinner, therefore see ''Slde Tracked." A. Friedman and wife and their guest Mies Blumberg, visited in Green ville Tuesday. Mrs J. C. Lambcrtson and children left today for a two weeks' visit in Grand Rapids. Cash Hillyer, of Chicago, was the guest of his friend, Dell Cobb, several days last week. Mrs. Hattie Peifer spent Wednes day in Greenville visiting Mrs. D. Delhanty, her sister. Mrs. Dr. Pasco of Grand Rapids ar rived Tuesday for a ten days' visit witli Mrs Will Spiccr. Miss Mabel Peasley was called to Remus Tuesday on account of sudden sickius of her mother. Miss Myrtle Carpenter of McBridcs arrived Wednesday for a few days visit with Mrs. P. Rimes. Misses Anna Thurston and Libbie Quillin spent a few days visiting with in Grand Rapids this week. Miss Cora Nelson of Grand Rapids arrived Tuesday for an extended visit with C G. Keeler and wife. Claude Menkee left Monday for Oconto, Wis , where he will engage In business and take charge of the city band. Misses Carrie Oliver and Lillian Keyers of Grand Rapids arrived Mon day for a few days visit with Jessie Presley. Mrs. J. E. Van Cleef, of Ithaca, N. Y., who has been a guest at R. W. Trussell's several weeks, returned this morning. Mrs. A L Pond has returned from Haslett Pnrl: rind is engaged this week in packing up household goods to re move to ('old water. Mrs. B. C. Hines was called to Grand Rapids Tuesday to see her mother who was very sick, her death occured before she arrived. Miss Lena Leonard has accepted a position in the college at Moorhead, Minn., as instructor in vocal work and will leave for that city this week. W. C. Sheldon Sr. left Tuesday for an extended visit at his old home in Grand Haven. Harry Crippen has been engaged to work in the store during his absence. Lester Brown, son-in-law of Orton Webster has charge of the live cent feed sheds and restaurant. Mr. Webs ter intends going to Chicago soon to visit another daughter living there. I). W. Belding of Cincinnati and grandsons Francis and Paul McGarry of Grand Rapids were registered in Hotel Belding Saturday. Mr. Belding and wife are visiting in Grand Rapids. R. W. Trussell thinks he has found the genuine gold bug, he captured a half dozen of them Tuesday from a morning glory vine and bottled them up. Their backs are a rich golden hue. The llncst baby carriage in C. L. Staley's furniture store will now have to be put In commission as a 1 tonne in; baby loy made its advent into the home of Mr. ard Mrs. Staley Wednes day. Oscar Coles and wife, of Toledo, who have been visiting her parents, returned Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Spencer are preparing to move to that city and intend leaving soon. They have leased a house and will re side there permanently. The Greenville barbers came down to Belding Tuesday and played a game of lall with the tonsorial artists here just for recreation. Of course they Intended to win if possible but ran up against a harder proposition than they expected. Score 13 to 7 In favor of Belding. J. G. Wilbur "urn pire. Silas Cobb last week received a let ter from Fred Rowley who went from here to the Klondike eariy last spring. He enclosed with it a sample of Klon dike gold and says'heTs doing very well as he has Wen at work most of the time for $4 per day and board. He bought one share of stock in a gold mine for which he paid $i when he first arrh'ed there and had been otTered recently To0 for It but was holding it for 1,00. Passenger Agent Wolfendcn in forms Major Chase, that as the Ionia County Battalion selected the Pere Marquette, Wabash and Pennsylvan ia lines for their trip to Washington next OctoW-r, free reclining chair cars will le placed, one at Greenville, two at Ionia and one at Iake Odessa. They will W run on regular train to Grand Ledge and there Ik? attached to the headquarters train which con nects with the 4 p. m. train at De troit. No change of cars to Washing ton Fare for the round trip from Greenville, $14 20; Belding, $11.10; Ionia, 1.1 IN). LABORING NAN'S DAY. ; i It Should be HeHpected strenuous Demonstration UJr Woodmen uiid K. 1". J.odaeH. I Next Monday is the first day of September anu u nas been set apart uy me iuicmKau iaw makers as a legal holiday. As a rule the laboring classes do not get any too many holi days unless they break away from work and take a day oft for needed recreation. It is hoped that an observance of the day will be acquicssed In by the business men and factory interest so far as it is convenient for them to do so. The city Hag will be Hung to the breeze in honor of the occasion. The Modern Woodmen and Knights" of Pythias lodges are preparing for a public demonstration at Ellis park where a game of ball will be played between picked men from the mem bership of each order, and a strongly contested event may 1. looked for. A whole lot of out door games have been arranged anil a field day of sports may he expected. The city park will be open and its free use is extended to all who may desire to go there for pleasure. Exercises at Ellis park will be held in the after noon and in order to defray the ex penses necessarily incurred a small admittance fee will k- charged to he grounds of 10 and o cents. Following is some of the features: 100 yd dash, :Mcgvd race, potato race, sack rrce, fat man's race, 100 yd Kid race under 1, tugof war between Basket factory and factory "IP, standing jump, runningliop skip and jump. Liberal reward for first and second prizes. STILL CLAMOKI N; 1 OK ItOAD. Fnlrplulns I'eople AVimt One Direct to lieldlnir. The Bannkk has heretofore called attention to the fact that the mer chants of this city arc losing a whole lot of trade which would come here from Falrplains and a rich farming country lying to the north and east if the farmers had good roads to travel over and haul their produce. Our Commission merchants and pro duce buyers would also be the gainers thereby as large qualities of potatoes wheat and other grain raised there is marketed in Greenville because a graveled road into that place is easy of access. The farmers want a direct line and one of the citizens of that section the other day suggested an extension of north Bridge street north to the coun ty line requiring ti e opening of only a half mile of road. He says it can be worked with coniparti vely little ex pense and plenty of gravel would be donated toward making itagood road. VKM'.ltAULi: CLKIKJYMAX. ltov. It. Crawford, Hti Yenr Old, Preached tit M. K. ('liurcli. Hcv. Ililcy ( rooks Crawford, of Byron, who has been visiting rela tives here, preached in the M. K. church last Sunday. Mr. Crawford is SO years old and has leen in the min istry 01 years. Several years ago he took a supcranuate relation and is not in active pulpit service. He is well- known throughout Michigan and was at one time presiding elder of this district and served many charges. The venerable minuter is a brother of I). C. Crawford and a cousin of Mrs. H. M. Wilson and Mrs. S. W Case of this city. He preached an excellent sermon. School ItculiiM TucHday. The city schools will begin next Tuesday, Sept -nd, owing to the fact that the school term commences 01 Sept. 1, a legal holiday. Superintendent K. N. I'itkin and the full quota of teachers as hereto fore announced, are here ready for duty. There will be two changes, however. Miss Nellie McConncll and Miss Lutie Meyers having resigned, their places were filled at a board meeting, held recently, by Miss Minnie McConncll and Miss Myrtle Mcrrltt, the latter of Ionia. The buildings have all been reno vated, grounds cleaned up and a. cemrnt walk laid. All this points to a very successful term of school. The Medal Content. There was a large audience present at the Baptist church Tuesday night to hear the young ladies who took part in the Demorcst medal contest compete for the prize A line pro gram was also wrought out by the Loyal Legion and others. There were six contestants and each one did themselves much credit in their selections and delivery. The judges, K N. I'itkin, Dr. Orr and J. K. Butler, had hard work to decide, but the choice went to Miss Mary Bunt Will Hulld I.aitrcr. The Belding-llall Mfg. Co., have decided to tear down the old ware house ,,B" and build a larger one The one in present use Is not of xuf- liccnt capacity for their needs and It Is a little out of repair. It will lv re placed by one much larger built with Iron covering x Wantkiv-Night iian at Spencer Klcctric Light Co.'s plant. Apply to ' either Kdgar Stanton, Belding, or It. r. Barry, Smyrna. DKTHOIT LIYfcfcTOlK MAIIKKT. Michigan Central Live Stock Yards, Detroit, Aug.UG. The demand for live cattle is dull this week, receipts have been moderate of late. The folowlng prices are being paid at the Detroit Live Stock Market: Prime steers and heifers, $5.50 ( 6 25; handy butcher's cattle, 14.25(5.25; common t2.50(a;3.50; canner's cows, $1.50(r 2 CO; mockers and feeders, active & higher at $2 50(rf4 50. Milch cows actlvo at $ JTj 60; calves active. Sheep and lambs, dull and lower, prime, lamb $.j.(K(rt:$5..'J0;mlxed, $4. 00(a) 5.50; culls, $2 00(o 2.60. Hogs, light receipts, poor quality, trade Is aatlve at the following prices: Prime mediums WMXdl.M); Yorkers, $(.80(a(J 00; pigs, $. 70(0)6.75; roughs, $5 00(0 25; stags, i off; cripples, $1 per cwt off. There is a pretty girl in an alpine hat A sweeter girl In a sailor brim, But the handsomest girl you'll cc, Is the sensible girl who uses Itocky Mountain Tea. BELDING MARKETS. IlEMJINU, Aufe'UHt 28, QW2. Flour, 1 cwt, retail.... 3 0J ' cwt. patent , 2 SO Corn Meal t cwt I 1.1 " " V ton . 23 00 Feed, cwt, chop so " V ton, 24 00 Itran, y cwt i oo Middlings, cwt 1 Id Wheat, red. y bu ftfi " white V bu o Ky. y bu 47 Corn bu ht Oitts, bu , 30 Hay. baled. ton 7 OJK(7 9 00 Beans, bas's of S th pickers, bu I 40 Mutter V tt lfi K'Kf TP doz 1!S Potatoes, new 40 Apples yr(us Sak'e Ih 30 I'hichenM. old, lb 7 Spring chickens s Veal, cwt.. dressed RWV?? Ml " V cwt.. live 3 MK'A 50 Mecf i cwt., live weight 3 M,i 1 00 Pork cwt., dressed 7 UXoH SO Salt Pork. V ff 12 Mutton, dressed, f cwt A oo Lund Plaster, ton ft 00 Calcined Plaster bbl 2 8 ft ijfcf tf ?jf tit tjf tjjf DlTCBSS) Dress Goods! Dress Goods! A Great Specialty for the Fall of 1902. OUR NEW STOCK OF DRESS GOODS HAS ARRIVED AND ONE ENTIRE SECTION OF OUR STORE IS NOW DEVOTED TO THIS DEPARTMENT. jt. Jt All the New, Popular Fabrics are now Broad-cloths. Cheviots, Thibits, Zibelines, Melroses, Whipcords, Meltons, Granites, BasKet-cloth, SharK Skins, 1 tft i if i t!t AND ALL OTHER UP-TO-DATE WEAVES, embracing' every quality from tbe cheap substantial up to the Finest Fabrics. Call and Inspect the Goods and Note the Prices. Special attention is called to the quality and price of our.... DRESS SILKS. See Our WAISTINGS, ranging" in price from 15 cts. to 7." cts. per yard. PENdM & tt b j? k School Books, NEW AND SECOND HAND. Tho second hand pebool books arc In splendid condition and clean. Many were used but two or three weeks. LAllOKST STOCK Of . I'UICKS AUK NKVV LOWElt THAN IN SCHOOL BOOKS ANY CITY N I) All I KVEll HAD HOLDING. UENKDICT. DDSEE o o A Hardwood Ruler and a Neat Little Tablet Free to each scholar whose hooks are bought here. BGNGDICT. X": TIT TIT TIT TIT W W -.- -- T7 . T7 T7 m i. T7 T7 T7 T7 T7 T7 T7 T7 at (CdDSTT T. FRANK Yellow Front. 4 4 4 4 4 4 tt.T tjt ijt ' ijf rt rjt rjt tjf tf k k te Hf HHf Hf Mf Mf W f W W tit Hf -I" -I- I -I- 'I" '4 IRELAND, "We Never Sleep." 4 4. 4 4 4 44 4 4 $t ft tit tjt tit tit tft tft tt tft tft 9 (EUS o A tit tft on our Shelves: tft tft QQ(WG), Hf H" Hf Hf Hf Hf Hf Hf' Closing at 15c, Eleven Ueantifnl China Cnps and Saucers, regular:, value 25c, at below cost, 15c. To make room lor new goods coming. ' i BENEDICT. If Your Child Has outgrown the District School send him here. Our school is going to he a good one this year. Graduation admits to the Uni versity of Michigan. You can not find a nicer' city.--A clean, bright, hustling city. A city of workers. Our Concert Course is another good thing, few cities in the state have a better one. 6 concerts, 2 lectures all. for $1.00. 1 BBNCDICT.