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Brevities. 1 .1. I) Morse and wife spent Monday in Ionia. Miss llellen Palmer left Tuesday for her home, in Alma. liathlnme Sisters party Opera House Friday evening. Mrs. M. H. l'ierson is ylsitlntf relat ives in Stanton this week. A line eijrht pound girl arrived at Arthur Mul ford's Sunday. Miss Grace Hadley spent Sunday with relatives in Greenville. Miss Ze la Shaw spent Friday and Saturday in Ionia, visiting relatives. XV. (.'. Sheldon was in Stanton sev eral days last week on legal business. Miss Maggie Spalding, of Greenville spent Sunday with Miss Manimle I'resley. Mr and Mrs. Kishenuan, of Ionia, spmt Sunday with George Crawford and wife. Mis Lela Cowan, of Cannon, visit ed at Dr. K. XV. Litle's a few days thft week. Mr and Mrs F. Gay and daughter of Ionia, spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs Alex Hain. Miss Knna Letup of Sparta, arrived Wednesday for an extended visit with Mrs. A. L. Cole. Miss Gertie Lavery spent Saturday and Sunday with her cousin Miss Kdna Lavery, at Ionia. Mrs. H Kanouse and Mrs. Wm. Walters, of Ionia have been visiting relatives here this week. Mrs. Mary Crawford of Grand Hap ids arrived Wednesday for a few days visit with Mrs. M. Darling. The Ladies Literary exchange Club will meet at Mrs. Frank Ireland's Nov. 2Mb. at o'clock p. m. Mrs. Hattie McXlchols, of St. Johns arrived Tuesday for an extended visit with bet mother, Mrs. M. Quimby. Mrs. J. It. Mclntyre who has been spending several weeks here returned to Woodland, Harry county Saturday. s L. Tyler aud Mrs. J. Latnble, of Maple Kapids arrived Tuesday for an extended visit with Mrs. F. Don aldson. The Hoyal Circle will meet with Mrs. I'M. Lamb on the evening of Nov. 2.1th, at 7:.W o'clock p. ra for the elec tion of ollicers. N. F. Harris of Hart, has been in the city this week. He owned the II. A. Wrldron property and sold it to NeKon Jenks, Wednesday. A union Thanksgiving service will 1h; held in the M H church Thursday Nov. 27th at HC.'iO a. in. lie v. J. E. Hutler will deliver the sermon. I'M gar Na.-h and Misses Louise and Julia Na-h of Merlin were called here to attend the funeral of their brother and uncle, Martin A. Nash of Eureka Tuesday. The Lady Maccabees will have in itiation Saturday evening Nov. 22, and close with a literary program and refreshments. All memlers request ed to be present. Mr, and Mrs. Arthur Brown are the PMiid parents of an eight pound girl tftit arrived last week. The mother ami bale are doing well at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur, at Woodard Lake. The weekly prize at Turner & Moore's bowling alley was won by W. J. Healy who made a score of ! at nine pins, a similar prize on tenpins will la- given this week for highest score made during this week. The XV. C. T. U. will meet at Mrs. Wilbur Locke's Friday Nov. 21 at 2:30 p. in IJring scripture textsof praise, echoes from the National' convention recently held at Portland will consti tute the program A cordial welcome to all A. A. Houghton and wife of Colum bus, Ohio have taken up their resi dence in this city. Mr. Houghton is district manager of the United States Health and Accidental Insurance Co. and Is a well and widely known Insur. ance man and we welcome him to our city. Street Commissioner Mitchell has done a good piece of work this week in opening up the sewer on the cor nerof Main and Bridge streets. He took out the six Inch pipe which was continually getting tilled up with refuse and replaced the section with ten inch pipe. .J Henry Luick is making great pre nirations for entertaining a large crowd at Cook's Corners at his Thanksgiving party, Thursday night, Nov 27th. Decker's full orchestra of Ionia will play. Hill including supper and horses cared for l.nQ A general invitation is extended. The wedding of Miss Grace Potter of this city and William Uichcr of Grand Kapids took place at the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. h. H. Potter, Tuesday evening, Hcv. II. N. Spear officiated. The couple have gone to Morlcy for a short visit after which they will go to Grand Hapuls to reside. Short Hems of Interest Re Ming to the Town and Its People, told fa a Single Paragraph Win. F. Sandell was in Ionia last Friday. Edward Salisbury was in Edmore Monday. David Friedman has been In Detroit a few days this week. Mrs. Alfred Curtis, of Greenville was in the city Monday. John Jewel, of Chadwick, has a fine horse that is very sick with paralysis. Paul Tower of Grand Ilapldsls visit ing friends and relatives in this city. Miss Anna Benton left Tuesday for an extended stay with her parents at Mt. Pleasant. Harold Gardner, of Grand Kapids fprmely af this city was in town the last of the week. Oren Hanks a former well known Otlsco resident is critically ill at his home at Sunfield. The Oak Leaf Club will give an other party in Sheldon's academy, Thursday evening Nov. 27 Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ilerrick left Tues day for West Branch where they ex pect to reside in the future. Charley Chapman has returned from Hillsdale, where he went last week for a visit with relatives. Irying I. Barker and wife are spend ing the week in Belding. They will go to Pierson to reside this winter. Mrs. E. A. Murphy, of Ionia, was here Wednesday to attend the initia tion of candidates in the Maeabee lodge. Mrs C. Hoyt, of Lake View and Mrs. C Meach, of Greenville were guests of G. E. Meach and wife Tuesday. Mr. Dan Cameron and daughter, Kuby, left today for an extened visit with relatives in Atlanta, Mont morency eounty. A nine pound boy was borne to Mrs. Chatterton, Monday at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs Wm. Ant- cliff, in Chadwick. Special meeting of Belding Lodge F. & A. M. Saturday night for work in E. A. degree. Full attendance is de sired by the worshipful master. C. L. Staley & Co., furniture dealers have an adv. in this issue. Mr. Staley says business in their line is far bet ter than it was a year ago at this time. Sylyan Dean of Barryton was here Saturday, he is well settled in his new home on a farm about a mile out from Barryton and likes the place very much. Mrs. Bertha Eckert of Chicago, who has been visiting the past week with her sister, Mrs. Libbie Carpenter and her mother Mrs. C. Chase, return ed to her home Wednesday. Special Thanksgiving music at the Cong'l church next Sunday morning. Sermon on "Grateful Americans." Evening text, "Enter into his gates with Thanksgiving ami into his courts with Praise." Chas K. Foote and wife have been In the city this week visiting rela tives and friends and more particu larly for the purpose of attending the 50th wedding anniversary of his father and mother. Miss Clara Hogle, who was home all last week from Grand Kapids, receiv ed word that her cousin, Miss Mary Short, residing at Brandon, Wiscon sin, was very sick with malarial fever, and she left for that place Monday. Miss Hogle is an experienced and pro fessional nurse. The next regular monthly meeting of the Belding cemetery association will be held at Mrs John Cooper's on Bridge st., Tuesday evening Nov. 2.1. A full attendance is desired, the car pet made by the association is to be disposed of and the lucky number holder made happy. M. M Gals has returned from his trip to Grand Kapids where he at tended the reunion of the 40th anni versary of the battle of Perrysvllle, Ky., one of the early battles of the Civil War. Mr. Gais had leen in the service only six weeks when he went into the engagement and fired his first bullet at the enemy. J. Clyde Watt of Ionia, was in the city Wednesday, to asci rtatn the sen timent relative to holding the annual Gridley Club banquet here in January. The matter was canya-sid somewhat, and left to be settled in the commit tee meeting at Ionia next Tuesday. Mr. Watt is president of the club. Should they decide to hold it In this city, the guests will lH; extended a ! most cordial welcome. Mrs. S. J. Simons received a letter from her son G. E. Simons last week who is located in Arkansas He sent her a large photograph of a nccne on the Oachlta river where he is at present at work on a large barge 2Jx 174 feet and 10 feet deep Mng a fiat bottom boat for carrying freight on the river to New Orleans. He has been in that countty 1.1 years, having at ouc time lived in this vicinity. CHADWICK ISN'T SLOW. Improvement are In Order out There-lllram Hall liulldlng a Warehouse. There is but a small hamlet at Chadwick, a few miles east of this city but they do business there, not withstanding. It is an old settled place being the home of one of the early pioneers of this county, Asa Dorr, having locat ed there In a very early day. Kecent ly it has taken on new life and a large warehouse 22 x 40 feet with heavy basement walls enclosing a large cel lar for storage purposes is being built by Hiram Hall. The dealers there in general lines are Asa'E. Dorr grandson of Asa de ceased and S. J. Smith each owning a store and both gentlemen keep a good stock of goods on hand to accommo date customers Mr. Hall is buying potatoes, apples, onions and beans and has already shipped several car loads. Asa Dorr had a big run on sugar Tuesday having sold several barrels at a special low price. S. J. Smith is having a good trade and keeps a neat and inviting place for customers, In the Upper l'eiilnaula. Chas. Brown made a sale last week of U',0 acres of land in Macinac county to Henry J Leonard and 120 to A. N. Belding. It was heirship property and adjoins the holdings of Mr. Brown and Ed Jersey who also own 100 acres in the upper peninsula. A few years ago the latter made an investment up there, paying $1.2.1 per acre which has advanced to $12 per acre. It is heavy timber with Ash, Oak, Maple and Hickory. These gentlemen to gathcr, now own ;100 acres lying in a bjdy. Mr. Leonard accompanied Mr. Brown there, looked over the tract and was so well pleased with it, that he concluded to invest. Will llutld of sand Stone. Jas. H. Younger is preparing to build a fine Ionia Sand stone dwelling house, lie has the stone already here having been shipped from the quar ries at Ionia. It will be erected just South of the one he now occupies and will contain 11 rooms. The plans show it to le a good one in eyery de tail. When completed Mr. Younger will occupy it and lease the other, $18.00 overcoats reduced to $13.50 at the J. T. Webber reduction sale, Ionia. Ask for trading stamps. J. W. Howe is celebrating his 08th birthday to-day. Louis Sagendorf and wife of Slocum are visiting relatives in the city this week. Let everybody be thankful next week for the blessings they enjoy, and do not forget to make some re membrance to the poor and unfortu nate in your circle ot acquaintance. "He that giveth to the poor, lendeth to the Lord. E. Parney has a large force of men at work on the new houses he is build ing for Belding Bros. & Co. Three of the cellars are under way and the frame work will begin to go up this week. If the weather holds favor able they will all be ready for occu pancy Jan. 15th. An item in one of our exchanges tei's of a man in a nearby county who bought groceries of a traveling sales man to the amount of $! 30, and was afterwards surprised to find that the same list would have cost him only $(.'., had he gone to the towu grocer for it. Same thing is applicable to this locality. Just watch the gro cery ads in this paper and sec how cheap you can buy. E. E. Lcssister, of Grattan, has an nounced to give a Thanksgiving danc ing party at his hall in that village on Wednesday evening, Noy. 20th. Decktrs orchestra will furnish the music. Bill .K)cts, supper extra. Mr. Lessister's parties arc always well at tended because he takes particular pains to make it pleasant and agree able for all who patronize them. Gotting's Orchestra consisting of Nicholas Gotting violinist and Bert Kummlcr, pianolst arc giving tine music for the Saturday night parties at Sheldon's academy. Harry E. Mi nier is the caller and his voice is of much volume as to lie heard distinctly In all parts of the large hall. A few evenings since when he called on for the last round dance and gave the word "promanadc all to your seats" the- vibration from his stentorian tones cracked seven painc9 of glass. Great bargains in Cardigan jack ets, sweaters, etc., at the J. T. Webber reduction sale at Ionia. $20.00 worsted overcoats, in small sizes, reduced to $5.00 at the J. T. Webber reduction sale at Ionia. i j ill til. ii i iiwr. iuu uu uhtuiiiiu nia cough; if it hasn't already developed into con umptlon. Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup will cure It. MnrMIng, Hot True. "If everyone knew what a grand medicine Dr. King's New Life Pills Is, writes D. II. Turner, Derapseytown, Pa , you'd sell all you have in a day. Two weeks' use. has made a new man of me." Infallible for constipation, stom ach and liver troubles. Bros, drug store. 2.1c at Connell THE BANNER LINERS WANTKl-HKl7l LAWKS WANTKlMo work o-i Hofa pillows. Materials furnished, Ptnt'ly wurk iuar nnteed, exK'ricnc iinneccM.sury. Mend stamp! t;nvclop to Miss Mi dec, Nee. lie work Dcp't, Mial Co., CSjIoau'o. FK SAI.K, WOKK TEAM FOll SAbFIoTrk team, wilirht pounds for suit;. Inquire ot M, J. Deinorest. PEACH FA KM FOll 8 A L K 1 8.V) trees, i f which 8.0 are ft-ycar oM, ttnl a j,,MM crop of eai lies now on the trex. Tlio vart ely ol tlio peaeliea ure, KtO KlU-rlas, 100 Chilies, 100 Barnard, UK) Smocks, f0 New Prolille, 100 Early Miclilif;wis. The farm contains 10 acres ot land, 1 acres timber. The farm will pay for itself in four yCHr8 fro, the peach crop hIoiio. This is no fake, Lut a cood oppurtunlty for a profitable investment. Enquire Cliris. Brown, Jleul Estate, Bddimj, olsk an house and lot for sale at a very low ti (fure. situated on the North SiIe near the fac tories making it a very desirable locution. House In excellent repair now i the thn.f to net a homo. AMress Clias. A. Krum, 20-1 Dale ave., (Jrand Kapld, Mich. LOST ANI FOUMl. I OST 1 K!d band rim and 1 Bct rinsr, ii 1 weeks ajfo. Finder please leave at ban ner oflleo. IOST Small wallet with Peoples' Sayings 1 Hank inscribed on, containing small change and rings valuable to owner. Finder please leave at the fllce. MINCKM.ANKIU S. C LEXirwTlifK- OAK WANTEI)-Vt want some clear w hite oak lumber, one Inch and one and one-half inch. Wilson & Sinclair. ACI1ICAUO MAN has invented' adeviee that makes good fourinhand neckties from ribbon or pieces of silk, etc., without sewing. Anybody can operate it and have a bran new tie every day. They nr sent re paid for IB cts. THE ELITE TIE MAKEK b25 N. Clark St. Chicago, ill. All SIO TEACHING. JsTTcmTTi o ppoTonTT piano and harmony. D.ite for Hehling, all day Thursday and Friday forenoon of each week. Studio at W. I. lJenediet's n si den it?, Bridge street. j BELDING MARKETS. Helping, Nov., L'OlOiW. OK A INS, KTC. Flour, cwt, retail , o oo " V cwt. patent 2 20 Corn Meal ewt 10 .," , " V lpn 21 uo r ecu, cwt, chop n " Vton . oo nran, p cwt 1 00 Middlings, V cwt 1 no Wheat, red, V bu ' w " white ft bu (15 Hye, V bu 4H Corn V bu f,3 Oats, y bu 33 Hay. baled. $t ton 8 OOrlO (X) Means, basis of a lb pickers, f bu 1 Qor ; 2 (XI Clover sf ed per bushel 5 ou,, Alsyke seed per bushel 5 an,', A 00 Tliuotbj seed per bushel & CA II M THODCCB. Mutter. V lb 23 Kpgs do?.. 24 Totatoes, new 40 Apples per.bbl on Cabbage per dozen heads 40 MEATS. Turkeys 19 lb live weight 10 Chichens, old, V ft, " 7 Spring Chickens .V.V.V.V.V. 74 Veal, ft cwt, dressed ftoorr7 ro . " cwt., live ft (x,f.. F.0 Heef p cwt., ilvo weight 2 .VW1 f0 I'ork V cwt., dressed 7 no Pork per cwt.. live ' 5 CNKTJ fo Salt I'ork, V ft) Mutton, dressed, f cwt 7 00 ri'Eu Hard coal per ton 7 So Pocahontas coal per ton 8 00 Soft coal per ton 5 N DKTKOIT LIVESTOCK MAICKKT. Michigan Central Live Stock Yards, L)otroit,Nov. 18. The demand for live cattle is fairly active this week, re ceipts have heeu moderate of late. The folowing prices are being paid at the Detroit Live Stock Market: Prime steers and heifers, $.(K) Qi G OO; handy butcher's cattle, $1 (H.(rf4;7ii common 2.5Cn3..,0; canner'a cows, $1.50(r"; 2..r0; stockcrs and feeders, active, at I2.504 . Milch cows active at $2o (d 50; calves active $-1.60 7,f,0. Sheep and lambs, dull and lower, primo lamb?$4.0 (fi$4 '0;mixed,$:i.f)0(7f) 4.f,0: culls, $1,50 () 2.o. Hops, large receipts, fair quality, trade is dull at the following" prices, Prime mediums .".!.Va ( 00; Yorkers: $4.7.rjVir.8.; pips, $..70(' 5.80; roughs, $1.00(a:..00; stags, 1 olT; cripples, $1 per cwt. off. TODgST A big stock of all the latest and most desirable gifts, now on exhibition. Come early and see them. Tn this display you will find: Toys Pictures Dolls Books Pocket Books Work Boxes Photo Albums Vases Brush and Games Perfumes Comb Sets Begin now to buy your gifts. You will be better satisfied; will get a choicer selection; will find it easier than if you put it otT 'till near Christmas. I will be pleased to show you any or all of these goods, whether you are ready to buy or not. Looking at them does not necessitate buying, you will know better what you wish to buy later. I want you to see the goods now, before the nicest ones are sold. Everything is marked in plain figures. AMUSEMENTS. A line production of the ever suc cessful comedy drama -'Lost In New York" will be given at the Belding Opera House, Nov. 28, with Nettie Do Coursey, late principal soubrette in many of the Hoyt farces, as ''Jen nie" and the balance of the charac ters strongly played by a dramatic organization of unusual strength. The scenic equipment portrays Madi son Square, N. Y. with Its picture sque environment; the Badger's ren deyous; Hast Illvcr at night, showing Blackwell's Islsnd in the background, with a continuous coming and going of practical steam launches, ferry boats, row boats and. water crafts of every description. The production will be in keeping with the general excellence already established, and a perfect and pleasing performance Is assured. Don't forget the Pisk Jubilee Sing ers at the Congregational church, Priday night. Their songs are full of melody and the entertalument will be very pleasing. It will be a rare treat and the church should be filled to the doors. $1. 00 children's suits' ayes 3 to 8, reduced to $2.00, at the J. T. Web ber reduction sale, Ionia. I'liymclans Prescribe It Many broad minded physicians pre scribe Foley's Honey and Tar, as they have never found so safe and reliable a remedy for throat and lung troubles as this great remedy. peocer k Prints, per yard, 2$c, 3c and 4c The best L. L. Sheetings, per yard. . .4jc Lonsdale Bleached Cotton, per yard.. 7c Fruit of the Loom, per yard Tie Best 5-4 Table Oil Cloth, per yard. . .12Jc Children's ileeced underwear per garment (rise of 2c) fc Boys' heavy fieeced under wear, all sizes, per garment lic Men's 7fc underwear, per garment. . .f0c Men's r0c underwear per garment. ..'itc SPENCER & OH AD ODD . 1. OLilNcDlL' I , and nt HEADQUARTERS Carpet Sweepers, Carvers, Sporting Goods, Cutlery Sewing Machines, N1$V snWIXG MACHINES - toy wit i xa J$es swnni'isits - T. FRANK Ycllaw innt. (Exclusive Dry Goods) Carry the Largest and Best Assorted stock and sell at the lowest prices. Compare our regular prices with other dealers sale prices. In facl, all regular prices as low or. lower than adver tised special prices. AW SOHWDN the Right Price. FOR flOu - $2.00 IRELAND, Vc Novcr Sloop." Lloyd Large lines of 50c Dress Goods at per yard 25c Large lines of 25c Dress Goods at per yard 14c Large lines of 15c Dress Goods at per yard 10c Large lines of 12ic Dress Goods at per yard 9c Men's 50c Gloves and Mitts at .'ITJc Men's $1 Gloves and Mitts at 75c Men's 82 Wool Keasey Pants $1.50 LLOYD. 11 Razors Maybe you are going to do your own shaving. I have a razor at 05c that I guarantee to suit you, all ready to use. Another with bone handle, at 1.50 is sold same way. Lots ojf Eggs Your hens will commence to lay early if kept warm and fed Pratt's Poul try Food. Many of the largest raisers of poultry around here feed it. 2 pounds, 25c.