W. C. Sheldon U on the sick list
Mrs. Walter Meat h spent Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Putnam were in
Grand Kapids Monday.
1 Stokes left Wednesday for a bus
iness trip to Kalamazoo,
Capt. So h war left Wednesday for
a few days visit in Hay City.
Mrs. G. K. Cuttler spent Wednesday
In Greenville .visiting relatives.
Ml?s Jessie Harnuiu spent the fore
part of the week in Grand Rapids.
Miss Daoie Sunderlln of Ionia spent
Friday with Miss Myrtle McCreary.
Dave Friedman is spending a few
days In Detroit this week on business.
Sam Hmoks and wife of En-dey were
quests of i: II. Berry and wife over
Fred King returned to his home in
TIancock this week after a few week's
visit in this city.
Mrs. C. Stanton spent Wednesday
in Lowell, the guest of her cousin,
Mrs. John White.
Mr. and Mrs Ed. Driest- spent Sun
day and Monday in Chadwick visiting
Asa Dorr and wife
Mr. K. Friedman, of Detroit spent
Tuesday and Wednesday in this city
visiting his son Abe.
Geo. Uyler and wife left Monday
for Lansng where they expect to
make their future home.
Roy Cunningham returned to his
position with Spring" A: Co. ut (irand
Rapids. Monday morning.
W'U.m. iht nmmlar clerk
in Lincoln, .tore, spent Sunday with
relatives in Grand Rapids.
Mrs. F.d. Trail left Wednesday for
an extended iit with her daughter,
Mrs. F. Iiellen, of Detroit.
Mr ad Mrs. Frank Ricks enter
tained their grandfather, Mr. K R.
Brown of Stanton over Sunday.
Adj. Mc Kenie of Grand Rapids
will give a Sterioptieal lecture to
night in the Salvation Army hall.
A grand march and drill with scarfs
forming a bicycle drill by 12 girls at
the carnival, at the Opera House,
Mrs. J. Grinith, who has been visit
ing relatives in Chicago for the past
month, returned to her home in this
Mrs. Lottie King returned to her
home in Greenville, Monday, after
having spent several weeks with rela
tives In this city.
The Baptist ladies of the second
ward will serye a loe tea at the home
of Mrs W. D. Ballou Wednesday, Feb.
11, from .":.' K) to 7 p. m
Solon Moore while repairing a tri
pod for a camera last Saturday accl
dently run a broken piece of the same
into his right hand indicting a very
Don't mi the Children's Grand
Carnival and see the boys and girls in
Greek costumes, the shepherd's drill,
Bopeep and Little Boy Blue at the
Opera IIouc, February Oth.
The Oak Leaf Club narty which was
to have been held February 12th, has
been postponed to Friday Feb. l.'J,
oing to the Concert Course number
at the Opera House on that date.
The Ranncy Refrigerator Co. have
purchased two new so-horse power
hollers which were shipped from the
factory-lat wtek. The wreck caused
by the explosion is fast being cleared
away and the company will soon be
running along the same as usual.
Lewis Sagendorf, a well remember
ed Bcldirg boy has severed his con
nect ioi with the Winchester Lumber
Co. at Sloe urn Grove, Mich., and has
accepted a position with a Hackley,
tyis. lumber company at 100 per
month beside hou-e lent and fuel.
Mr. and Mr. Burton Barber, of
Belding are stopping for a few days
in Saranac with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J C Barber, while Burt is
utll zing the time by superintending
the building of a refrigerator in the
AriiOld-Ford building for J. C. Post.
Fred Falahte a cigarmaker met
with a painful accident at Hotel
Bricker last week by making a mis
step as he was descending a Might of
stairs falling foremost down the same;
in falling he threw his right arm for
ward to protect himself and dislocat
ed It at the elbow. Dr. Dutt assisted
by Stanton reduced the dislocation.
Rev. Butler preached an appropri
ate bermon Sunday morning to the
Christian Kndcavorers, from the text
Who knowest but thou hast come
into the Kingdom for such a time as
thi." The Endeavor movement was
organized 22 years ago in Portland,
fvMc., especially to interest the boys
" and girls in religious work and It has
grown to wonderful proportions, and
there are r,2,000 societies reaching ev
ery land and composed of 4,000,000
Short Items of Interest Re
lating to the Town and Its
People, told in a Single
Mrs. C. S. Barnes spent
with relatives In Stanton.
Frank D. Donaldson U spending a
few days in Ionia thin week.
Klsie Foster is visiting the family
of G. G. TYrwilliger at Williainstom,
Mr. Will Weaver, of Grand Rapids
is visiting at Mrs. J. Wilson's this
T. Frank Ireland was eontined to
the house by sickness the first of the
The event of the season, J Vet
Brothers, Opera House, Monday,
Rilph Lloyd left Monday for Chi
cago where he will visit relatives a
The Mutual Improvement Club will
meet with Mrs. Art. Coles Friday aft
ernoon, Feb. t.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Graham, of Mt.
Pleasant are visiting at Mrs. Frank
Mason's this week.
Progressive peanut socials are the
latest addition to the world of society
and social functions.
Fred King and family moved to
Ionia Wednesday where they expect
to reside in the future.
S. S. Smith has purchased the old
Spencer place on the corner of Con
gress and Hanover Streets.
The children of Rev. J. K. Butler
who have been sick with measles for
several weeks are recovering.
Fdmond Randell visited his sister
Mrs. Geo. Foster last week and at
tended the Gridley Club banquet.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Mercer and Geo.
ed with friends at Trufant Sunday.
Martin Wilcox is suffering from a
painful accident caused by running
an eight penny nail into his foot last
Quite a company of Odd Fellows
and Rebecca visited the Greenville
Lodge Wednesday evening, assisting
in the initiation.
Lewis Sagendorf, of Slocutn Grove,
arrived Wednesday for an extended
visit with his sister, Mrs. K. L. Ken
dall of this city.
Mrs. B. A. Parker was borne from
Portland to attend to some business
matters and make her daughter Mrs.
J. T. Angell a brief visit Monday.
Mary Parker's Little Pickaninnies
and Concert Co. at the opera house
Thursday evening, February 12th.
Reserved seats on sale Monday.
W. B. Reed and wife went to Grand
Rapids Tuesday remaining over night
to attend the theater and witness the
presentation of the Burgomaster.
A. B. Carter and wife left Tuesday
for a visit with relatives and friends
in Maple Rapids and Perrinton. They
expect to be gone a couple of weeks.
Henry Friedly sold six of his fine
Minorca hens to Nathan Hanks last
week. Friedly states that before he
arrived home four of them laid eggs.
The Pioneer society held its annual
reunion at Hotel Phelps last week
Wednesday, Mrs. Wm. Lcssiter and
Mrs. Dr. Coyillc were present from
The public library located in Ben
edict's drug store is grovviug in popu
larity, new books are being constantly
added. Nine new members were en
rolled in January.
Cards are out announcing the mar
riage of Miss Kdith Dimmick and Mr.
Bert Storey Friday night at the resi
dence of the bride's parents, Mr and
Mrs. A. S. Dimmick.
The music loving public cannot fail
to appreciate an entertainment of
such unusual merit as that of the
Peet Brothers who appear at the
Opera House, Feb. U.
The marriage of Mrs. R. Godfrey,
of this city and Mr. Bangs, of St.
Louis took place at the latters home
Tuesday afternoon Feb. ;i. Mr. Bangs
is a well to do farmer and thev will
reside on his farm near St. Louis.
Sixteen of the girls at the R. S. Co's
boarding house held a little party of
their own last Friday night at the
imaruing nouse with Mrs. Stanton as
cnaperone i nncn was
refreshments were serve
I. The event
was a very pleasant one.
Regular meeting of Doric Chapter
ed. L S., TueMlay evening, Oct. loth,
with initiation. A large attendance
of members desired. The otlicers
please take notice and meet at the
Chapter room for rehearsal Saturday
evening of this week, at ":'MI o'clock.
The committee in charge of the
Gridley Club banguet announce an
auction sale of all the bunting, table
horses and other utensil used at the
banquet to be held In the old post of
fice building on Saturday evening,
Feb. 7. F. A. Washburn and B. F.
Hall will act as auctioneers and a big
crowd Is desired.
Only one remedy In the world that
will at once stop itchiness of the skin
in any part of the body; Doan's Oint-
raent. At any drug store, f0 cents.
yOKKY TO LOOSSK THEM.
XewayRO People Rrgret to Hare L.E.
lire en and wife Lettvo Tberw
With much regret we learn that Mr.
and Mrs. L. K. Green will soon return
to Belding. Mr. Green w ill still own
the hardware establishment or at least
an Interest in It, and his brother, Mr.
Piatt C. Green, will conduct the busi
ness. Mr. Green has received an
offer of a salar y in a manufacturing
establishment in Belding which he
does not feel that he can afford to re
fuse. During their residence here
both Mr. and Mrs. Green have made a
host of friends who will join '.The Re
publican In wishing them the best suc
cess wherever their lot may be cast.
That they regret leaving tbey frankly
admit, and but for the reason aboye
giyen would not think of doing; so.
.1. A. 1KNCKH IMCOl'KKTY SOLD.
si. smith l'lii-cliased it-He will
Itulltl (mother Mouse on the
S. S. Smith proprietor of Bridge st.,
meat market has purchased the J. A.
Spencer property on the corner of
Hanover and Congress btreets. It is
a fine location and the property con
sists of two lots, a house aud barn.
It is Mr. Smith's intention to con
vert the barn into a dwelling house.
Adam Wagner made the sale through
his real estate agency and the con
sideration was $2250.
On Meter System.
The rate of (c. per kilowatt adopted
by the council for metered lights.
ought to be satisfactory to consumers.
In the towns corresponded with they
ranged fjom fc. to 10c, probably the
most averaging from Mc. to 10c. The
cost of residence lighting during the
Summer season should be small: and
with economical use througout the
ye;r, shoulu not e burdensome.
Furthermore, it is believed more resi
dences can be lighted and the revenue
increased, which will certainly be of
ervice in paying the municipal debt
lay Your Ia Tax.
Township Treasurer Stone, of Port
land has an opinion from the prosecu-
tlngattorney which will be of interest
to owners of dogs who eyade paying
taxes on them. The prosecutors says
it is lawful for the treasurer to seize
property to satisfy dog tax the same
any other tax and the treasurer
may be oidigcuio no tnis m certain
Otlseo Kepubllean Caucus.
A caucus of the republican votes of
Otiseo will be held in Cook's hotel at
Cook's Corners Saturday, Feb. 14th,
KKi.'J, at 2 o'clock p. m. for the purpose
of electing 12 delegates to the county
conveution and to transact such other
business as may come before it. ,
By order of Committee.
The wife of Jacob Knglebert, who
lives two miles south of this city, died
Sunday morning of consumption.
Besides her husband she leaves two
children, aged two and four years, to
mourn her loss. The funeral was held
Wednesday morning, at nine o'clock.
In the church at Mirian, Rey. Father
The checking arrangements at the
banquet for coats and hats under
direction of Guy I). Weter was a
special feature which greatly pleased
the large crowd It was so system
atically arranged that there was no
inconvenience occasioned when the
wraps were called for.
The ground hog came out of his hole
Monday forenoon disported around in
high glee for several hours but the
cloudy weather caused him to think
the back bone of winter was broken
and on trying it again in the after
noon a ray of sunshine struck into his
face as he poked his nose out and
back he went to remain six weeks.
K. B. Lapham has gone to Battle
Creek to attend a three days meeting
of the Michigan Press Association
being held there this week. The cit
izens of that city have made great
preparations to entertain the editors
and their wives during their stay in
the city. Last evening they were ac
corded seats in the Opera House to
witness "The Burgomaster." Today
they will be shown through the prin
cipal industries and other points of
interest. To night, C. W. Post, the
millionaire owner of Post's tavern,
will tender them a banquet which it
Is said will cost him .00 a plate to
serve. Fvery editor will also Ik: pre
sented with a case of .12 kinds of
breakfast- foods by the proprietors of
the factories there.
What's the matter, old man? Been
losing on wheat'" "No, not that, for
got to take Rocky Mountain Tea lat
night. Wife said I'd be sick today.
.') cents. Connell Bros.
.V Night Alurni.
Worse an than alarm of firo at night
is the brassy cough of croup, which
sounds like the children's death knell
and it means death unless something is
done quickly. Foley's Honey and Tar
nevr fall to irivo instant relief and
quickly cures th worst form of croup.
Mrs. P. L. Cordler.of Mannlngton, Ky.,
wrius: My three year old girl had a
severe case of croup: tho doctos aaid
oh ould not live, I got a bottle of
Foley's Honey and Tar, tho first dose
gavo quick relief and saved her life."
Refuso substitutes. Sold by W. I.
Don't forget the Children's Grand
Carnival at the Opera Houe, Friday
evening, February Uth. 100 children
will appear in various drills, Delsarte
poslngs, songs and tableaux, all in
new and elegant costumes. Admis
sion 25 cents, reserved seats 10 cents
extra, children 15 cents. It will be a
The High School have been very
successful in the disposal of tickets
for the Peet Brothers' entertainment
at the Opera House Monday, Feb 9,
already a good house is assured, which
only goes to show that the people of
Belding are eager, both to patronize
a company of real merit and to assist
the students in their earnest struggle
to pay the balance of the debt on the
piano, which has been almost entirely
paid for by their diligent efforts.
Tals company appears tomorrow
evening in Greenville where they
played last season to a crowded house
and today enough tickets have been
sold to fill the S. R. O. point for to
morrow nights entertainment there.
These calls for numerous return
dates should prove to the satisfation
of everybody that this a company of
musical merit, it is seldom equalled
and a cause deserving the liberal
patronage of all. Tickets on sale by
High school students and a few good
reserved seats are left which may be
procured at Hotel Belding,
In speaking of the Gridley Club
banquet the Portland Observer re
marks: Nothing which could have
been done for the comfort and pleas
ure of Beldlng's guests on this occa
sion was left undone, and no money
was spared to make the event just
what was promised in advance the
most successful meeting in the club's
history. Belding certainly did herself
proud on that occasion and if she
could hear the compliments which
have been heaped upon her she would
have considered herself amply repaid
for all the trouble and expense she
had been to in entertaining such a
Belding republicans made the brill
iant past of the Gridley republican
club look like thirty cents, Friday
evening. They had as their guests
nearly 800 republicans of this county
and cared for them all without confu
sion. The hall was beautifully decor
ated asjwere the tables, and the ban
quet surpassed anything of the kind
ever attempted in the county.
Through it all those who have been
most actlye in promoting its success
were becomingly modest and a Strang
er would have believed the affair was
just an ordinary one for the silk city.
Call For Temperance Convention.
Ionia, Mich., Jan. 23, 1803.
Recognizing the liquor saloon as a
continual menace to the home, the
church and the state, we do hereby
issue a call for the good citizens of
Ionia county to meet at the Baptist
church of Ionia, at 10:30 standard
time, March 10. 1903, to organize the
county along Anti-Saloon League
The purpose of this organization
may be stated as follows:
1. To look after better law enforce
ment in the county.
2. To provide for regular and sys
tematic temperance work in the
3. To influence the nomination and
election of men who will enforce the
4. To secure the petition of one-
third of the voters of the county to
the Supervisors asking them to sub
mit the question, "Shall the manu
facture and the liquor traffic be pro
hibited in the county of Ionia."
While temperance men sleep, sa
loons riot. We must awake aud or
ganize and build sentiment and be all
at it and always at it till we win.
Strong speakers will be present to
address both morning and afternoon
sessions. It is earnestly desired that
all friends of temperance, irrespec
tlye of party or denomination,
throughout the county, consider them
selves delegates to this convention.
It is expected that every minister
in Ionia county will sec that a strong
delegation ol solid men and women
are appointed to attend this conven
tlon. Ministers are ex-ofllclo mem
iers ot tne convention, ah are ex
pected to be there. Let temperance
business men understand that funer
als, fires and Anti-Saloon conventions
must be attended, wnatever may
come, even if their stores have to be
closed, for a day in order to do it. The
ladies will furnish a warm dinner at
This call Is leing signed by hun
dreds of prominent voters in the
county. If you are in favor of the
call for the convention, write Dr. W.
(. Hubbard, Supt. of the Mich. Anti-
Saloon League, Lansing, Mich, and
your name will be added to the call
One was pale and sallow and the
other fresh and rosy. Whence the
difference? She who is blushing with
health uses Dr. King' New Life l'ills
to maintain it. By gently arousing
the lazy organs they compel good di
gcstlon and beat off constipation. Try
them. Only 2c, at Conell Bros, drug-1st.
THE BANNER LINERS.
MANAUKK WANTKDWe'dehho lo erti
pluy a trustworthy lany or gentleinan to
manage our hualues in ItiU coun'y ami ad
Joining territory. Our Uuwse Jr well huI
favorably known. $20.00 t-traiRiit c ash nulary
and all rXjKi aei' paid e.'uh w-k hy t lici k
Ulrtct from livudquartvrs. Kipvnse money
ailvuncvu; pivvloun experience unucet i.r) ;
position permanent. Address Thornm J.
Cooper, AlMiittifiT, 1040 Cnxion liuilUiiqr, Cln
LH)U SALK C!i leu l.ile.l li .y ut 1 0.00
J- a ton ill ton h-is. I. I. Ilolm.r.
IilOK SALK-Coih vm.i-k team, w. l-lit '.'.(
hundred. Inquire of (ico. It, tt i-moII,
nilk'M Mouih-yet of Mirlitm.
FOK SALE 11. dine and eoriiel- lot on
Hridge tt. with tf"ol I), mi. r'or dun
nnd price inquire ol W. f. Laii la rlsn.
Cashier Lieldlnir SKVini!" Hank.
.1. W. Fl miim.
VOl FOK SAI.F.-lii.iuir.' of K.
IX) K SALi: but with
house u:'d luirn
Mouse enn't be built to-duv less than
$1800, Will tuk 1000; half 'down, the
balance on time. Inquire of I. K. Wal.io.
Kleetrie lights in huiiM and barn and water
works in lawn.
FOK J ALE One top buptty.J
Knttiri of .1. . AylinR at the Frank
JulinMi place, liolilinir. oil
OA-AtKE FA KM for sale or trade.
Ol miles from rU-lding. Terms easy,
quire of I. L. llutthcll.
1IUK.M FOK SALE Tho Tarm known us the
Loveland farm. Practically new house,
larire barn. 14'i acres of land, besklcH 1 1 city
lots platted. Jt belntf within the city limits,
affords excellent schooling facilities. It is
within SO minutes haul of a pood market for
all farm products. Price of farm, m00.00.
Inquire of Chan brown, real estate agent,
CHOICE Cot tape Lot, Crystal Lake, for
6ale, tlOO. Take Organ in part pay
ment. J. W. Hox City.
WANTED MAIL OKDEK BUSINESS.
Give lis your attention and mail us a
card and we will send you our illustrated
Catalogue of mail order goods free. It will
tell bow and where to buy any and ad goods
at the lowest prices on earth. It costs you
nothing and will surprise you. Lansing
Speciality Co., Lausing, Mich, 115 Washing
ton Avenue North.
LOST AMI FOUND.
FOUND A lady's muff on street in Holding.
Inquire at .John Donovan's.
LOUND A ladies fur wrap, owner call at
" Banner ofllce, prove property and pay
tor thif notice.
MISS COKA HOITOUOIl Teacher of
piano and harmony. Date for Belding,
all day Thursday and Friday forenoon of
each week. Studio at W. 1. Benedict' reni
denee. Bridge street. 12 1-3 0
HrxniNO, Feb.. ft, 15)03.
Flour, 10 cwt. retail 2 10
w cwt. patent 2 30
Corn Meal cwt 1 10
" v ion si 00
Feed, cwt, chop I 15
w ton, i 00
Bran, fiewt 1 10
Middlings, V cwt l 10
Wheat, red. bu l
wtnte v bu.. cs
Rye. W bu 50
Corn V bu hO
Oats, V bu 33
nay. baiea. y ton 8 ooftio 00
Beans, basis of 8 lb pickers, bu 1 754 00
l' A KM PKODUC R.
Butter. V tt
Cabbage per dozen headu
Turkeys V lb live weight VXV2
Chlchens, W lb 8
Veal, W cwt., dressed fl OotTf.7 50
" W cwt., live b moJS 50
Beef W cwt, live weight 2 OoTr.l 00
Pork V cwt., dressed 7 50fir.7 78
l'ork per cwt., live 5 6 00
Salt Pork, 18 bbl 18 wvii on
Mutton, dressed, f cwt 7 00
Heaeb and Maple wood
Hard coal per ton
Pocahontas coal per ton
Soft coal per ton
Foley's Honey and Tar cures the
cough caused by attack of la grippe. It
heals the lungs, bold by . I. Bene
be said in a
DISTRIBUTING DEPOT FOh
"PITTSBURGH PERFECT" FENCES,
ALL GALVANIZED STEEL WIRES.
FOR FIELD, FA It 31 AND HOG FENCING.
THE OMLY ELECTRICALLY WELDED FENCE.
EJVERY ROD GUARANTEKD PERFECT,
Tfc3 DURABLE Fence,
. None so STRONG.
All large wires.
No Wraps (
to noia 3TTrr
ana cause 3
Absolutely STOCK PROOF. We can SAVE YOU MONEY on Fencing.
CALL AND SEE IT.
PRICES FOR IMMEDIATE ACCEPTANCE;
401 Special, 4! I nr. lies hih, ! wires. 12 stays, per rod 30c
4.X Special, 4." inches hitfh. m wires, 12 stays, per rod 27c
:r0 Special, '.l inches high, wires, 12 stays, per rod 24c
4110 Standard, 41 Inches high. 10 wires, 0 stays, per rod 40c
27 Special, 2i Inches high, 7 wires, V, stays, per rod 30c
EVERY ROD GUARANTEED.
T. FRHNK IRELAND,
HOME OF GOOD CLOTHES
Owing: to our heavy spring purchases, we must dis
pose of a large portion of our stock In order to ha?e
room. This Is a genuine money saving value; an
honest discount from honest prlce9. Come In befora
making your purchases.
We have assorted a hundred suits from our regular stock
$12, $15 and $H values go for 17.50
Our overcoat stock is complete and it goes at the follow
ing low prices
$18 values go at $14-50
$lo values go at 12.00
$12 values go at 9-00
$12 go at ... $8 00
$10 values go at 6-00
$8 values go at 4 00
All our $1 00 duck coats go at 75c
All our $1.50 and $1.75 waterproof duck coats$1.25
We have a large stock of corduroy pants in the
$2.50 and $2.00 values to go at $1-50
$1.75 and $1.50 values go at 1-25
The old Kentucky Jeans Pants, the best values ever offer
ed in this vicinity.
$1.00 values go at 5()c
We are over stocked in sweaters
75c and 50c values go at 40c
Although we have had a very heavy sale on these goods,
we still have a good assortment left.
All our heavy Jersey Ribbed and fleece lined
75o and 50c values go at 35c
Here are hundreds of varieties,
will express your sentiments to
IC TO 25C
A window full of Valentines, each in
a box, 5c to $1.75.
W. I. BENEDICT
Kodaks and Magazines.
-tail ! ! LaQ'LL
I'krkkct" Fencin(1. (Standard Style.)
"WE NEVER SLEEP.
St. Valentine's Day,
Saturday, Feb. 1 4th.
5C TO 25C
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