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Brevities. From Friday's Banner. Ed. Dingwell has moved from the North lde into the Uolmes-Uoblnaon block. M. Tapper's new dwelling house on the North side is beginning to move along towards completion. Miss Uuth Durbln has recovered from her recent severe sickness and is with Mrs. Chas. Darling. Mrs. Delilah Tice returned home to Barryton today after a few days visit with her son William Tice. George Stewart who has been visit ing his sister in the city for a week returned to Butternut this morning. Mrs. Mary Warner who has been visiting her ncice for a time has re turned to her home in Benton Harbor. Stephen Taylor of Wayne county arrived in the city today on his way to J. E. Taylor's his nephew In Eureka. Mrs. Fred i Fa be r has returned to her home in this city after attending the weddi.ig of her brother John Andres of Keene. For Sale or trade for dwelling houe or vacant property in the city of Belding, about 200 acres of farming land in south east corner of Eureka. Inquire of M. J. Demorest Mrs. G G Terwilliger of Williams ton is in the city for a few days. She is arranging to have her house on the Luther addition painted and repaired Mrs. II. S. Deuel who has been vis itincr her father M. II. Barlow for several weeks returned to Chicago this morning. W. L. Hall has leased his farm to George Hall and will move into the city as soon as he can find a suitable dwelling house he can rent for a couple of years. The Graham & Morton steamer be tween Holland and Chicago are mak ing tri-weekly trips leaving Holland, Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 9 o'clock. The little four year old daughter of F. A. Bush had the misfortune to get a small bead in her right ear to day and it worked itself in so far that Dr. Stanton was called upon to re move it Mr and Mrs. Ii Earle Wilson ar rived home last night and Mr. Wilson is in his accustomed place in the city s-lioe store today receiving and ac knowledging the congratulations ot his manv friends. Mrs. J. Stander and Mrs. J. Lawton who have been guests of Mrs. Jacob Weaver this week leturned to Grand Rapids today. The ladles were much interested in the silk mills through which they were shown. Julius Henkel, jr., while working in his father's factory this morning had his hand caught by a revolving rip saw, cutting his fingers very badly. He was brought to Passage and Averys" drug store where the hand was fixed up by Dr. John Avery. Greenville Call. Dr. W. W. Sammis a veterinary surgeon has located in the city for the practice of his profession. He is a graduate of the Grand Uapids Veterinary College and comes here highly recommended. At present he may be found at Websters' livery barn, his card appears in this issue of the Daily Banner. Mrs. Marv White who has been a resident of this city for the past fif teen years has removed to Butternut to reside and keep house for her father, who was left alone by the death of her mother two weeks ago. She was an excellent citizen and a lady who had very many friends in this city. She will be mtesed by her neighbors who regret her going. From Saturday's Banner. Mrs. Mary White left for Butter nut today. Miss Myrtie Tower went to Howard j City to lay for a few days visit. Miss Blanche Urich of Carson City is a guest of friends in the city. Lee Morse made a business and pleasure trip to Grand Rapids today. Joseph Loseth has moved into the house recently vacated by Mrs. Mary White. Mrs. II. N. Spear joined her hus band in Indiana yesterday for a visit at her old home. Miss Maude Sarver left today to take a course in the Ferris Institute at Big Uapids. I). W. Elliot and family who have been visiting in the city returned to Paw Paw this morning. Miss Amelia Cooley who represen ted the Uebekah lodge of this city in Saginaw ha9 returned. Mrs. G. ft. Perry is the guest of Greenville friends oyer Sunday. She went there this afternoon. Mrs. W. Batson who has been the fuett of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Jenks fcave returned to Big Rapids Short Items of Interest Re Ming to the Town And Its People, told in a Single Paragraph Mrs. L. II. Stone returned from tireenville last night where she had been spending the day with friends. Miss Lizzie Frlbley is the guest of Big Rapids for a few days. She took the afternoon train for there today. M. F. Tuck and Will Clarke have returned from Saginaw where they have been in attendance at the I. O O. F. M. A. Reed and wife are in Grand Rapids today, they will remain to night and attend the Maude Adams opera. Mrs. A. II. Lawrence returned to day from Pontiac where she had been called to attend the funeral of a sister. Thos. Doyles new dwelling house on High street is nearing completion and the family expect to get settled in a few weeks Amos Becknerof Rockford, 111 , is a guest at Adam Wagner's today. Mr. Becknerwas formerly connected with Alma College as musical instructor. To the Editor How old is Ann? Twenty-four, the same as Mary. Why? Because Mary is 24. Twice 12 are 24, which is A nn's present age Of course 24 is twice 12. It is both simple and plain. This problem hasn't kept me awake nights in trying to solve it. Mary Ann. Miss N. Grlnnell of Vickeryyille was a guest at Harry Mlnier's the other night when the burglars raided the house, and her purse which was left down stairs was opened and about $7 abstracted, the contents of Mrs. Minier's purse was also taken, the thieves leaving them on the porch. The Star Publishing Co. of this city ha9 been awarded the printing and binding of 3,000 pamphlets con taining the proceedings of the .oard of Supervisors. The following bids were received: Ionia Sentinel, $149; Saranac Local, $85; Lake Odessa Wave, $85; Star Publishing Co., $77.80. Ed. E. Whitford returned yesterday from his eastern trip, having visited his old home place In York state, and then went to Washington and was present at the unveiling of the Sher man statue, heard President Roose velt's speech, took in Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Buffalo and other places, gazed on Washington's tomb at Vt. Vernon, climbed to the top of Bunker Hill Monument and had a fine time wherever he went. From Monday's Banner. John Lemley entertained his friend J. A. Bush of Orleans over Sunday. Miss Ida Vanhoven ofIon:awasa guest at David Wherry's oyer Sun day. Mrs. Eldred Crand.ill left for El- well this morning to visit her parents for a week. Mrs. C M. Gray spent Sunday In Greenville with the familv of Cass Wright. Edith Wilkinson after a short visit with her parents returned to Green ville today. Mrs. A. D. Jenks who ha9 been quite ill for several weeks Is able to be out again. Miss Ola Hale returned to her work today after a short visit at her home in Orleans. Judge F. M. Davis of Ionia was in the city this morning on his way to hold court in Stanton. Miss Helen Chapman went t) Stan ton tnis morning as a witness in a law suit in that village. Mrs Wm. Cogswell and mother were called to Lowell today by the serious Illness of her brother-in-law. Miss Grace Norwood who was in the city over Sunday a guest at O. F. Webster's returned to Portland to day. LOST On Bridge St. near Bricker House, a gold ring. Finder leave same at Banner ofllce and receive re ward. hrank Hendricks and two sisters who have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Jenks returned to Tea Garden, Ohio today. John Banks is in Langston today on a business trip and Mrs. Banks ac companled him as far as Greenville for a short visit. Miss Mary Cutler returned to her home In Greenville this morning after spending Sunday with Mrs White of this city. Edith Ostrander returned to her home at Greenville this morning after spending a few day9 with Mrs Percy Walklngton Mrs. Carl George returned this morning from Vestaburg where she went to visit her daughter Winnie who Is teaching school there. Phillip Foss and wife who have been guests of their son in this city for a month past, left this morning for Six Lakes where they expect to , remain for the winter. The Ldwell boys comprising the football team of that city'were too much for the Belding boys and In the game last Saturday they won by a core of 20 to 12. Dr. Win. Bell left this morning for St. Louis, Mo. where he and another delegate from the Michigan Medical board will attend a meeting of med ical men and also vljlt the different medical colleges ihere. Hoyt E. Pierce of St. Johns of the firm of Pierce Bros., grocers was In the city oyer Sunday returning home today He is very much pleased with his business there, having an excellent trade and prospects for the future look still brighter. From Tuesday's Banner. Jas. II Luce and wife went to Ionia today. Mrs. A. S Holmes of Grattan Is spending the day in the city. Mrs. Gall Stout is the guest of Greenville friends for the day. Grace Bradshaw went to Stanton this morning for a short visit. Arthur A. Conner is in Lakeview for a couple of days on business. T. W. Matthews left for Lapeer to- i day for a days visit with friends there. Lee Moore has returned from Grand Rapids and gone to work in the factory again. Miss Clara Kolp returned from Grand Rapids last eyenlng where she had been visiting at French Arnolds. Mrs. Claudia Mason and children left this, morning for Mancclona, where she expects to reside In the future. The Ladies Literary Exchange club will meet with Mrs Edward Lamb, Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5th at 2:30 o'clock. ' Mrs. John Shaw returned from Caledonia this morning where she has been for several days, the guest of her parents. Willis Cobb is in Grand Rapids with bis wife in Butterworth. He phones tne Banner that she is im proving as fast as could be expected. Mrs. Peter Houck returned from Lakeview this morning where she had been a couple of weeks to assist Mrs. Geo. Houck, who has been quite sick. Mrs. L. J. Houk of Grand Rapids arrived in the city this morning, in readiness for the opening of her dancing school at Hubbell hall to night. Miss Marie Emerson Ackley who has taken Miss Hoppough's class In music, has her studio at Romaine Robinson's. She is in the city every Thursday. Elmer Cook and E. L. Kendall went to Vestaburg this morning for a days hunting trip in the country about that place, it is said game Is plenty n that neck of woods. Erastus Brown, of Stanton, who ha? been a guest at the home ot Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hicks for several days past returned to his home in that place this morning. D. A. Zlmmer, the painter and paper hanger had the misfortune to take a fall from a ladder where he was hanging paper Saturday and suj-tained a fracture of the arm. At O'Bryons dry goods store the agent of John Anlsfield Co. will give an an uay coat ana suit saie Satur day, Oct. 31, where all the new crea tions in ladies wraps may be seen. Read the adv. in thl9 Issue. While making some repairs on his barn yesterday, Charles Hagadorn received a bad fall, which came near putting him out of business as his head came in contact with a stone. He Is able to be around this morning, however, although very sore. Landlord M. B. Divine, while at tempting to put a trunk on the ele vator at the hotel, Thursday, twisted his foot in such a manner that the ankle was dislocated, causing an In jury which the doctors say may la9t six months He is unable to use the foot at present. Marietta Ross, the Easton girl who attempted to take her life recently for whose alleged betrayal Rolla Monroe is confined in the Ionia re formatory, last week had all arrange ments made for eloping with the son of a neighbor. The girl is only 15 years of age, but 9howe a disposition to be decidedly tough. Nutting parties are an the rage now since the fro9ts have come. It was a comical sight says a farmer out on R. F. D. No. 2 to see an ex mayor In the top of a tree the fore part of the week knocking off hickory nuts into the basket of another city official he thinks it evidence of hard winter coming. Chas. A. Jenson has sold his farm in the Ashley church neighborhood and will have an auction sale Thurs day Nov. 12 at one o'clock p. m He has a fpan of good horses, a couple of cows, a quantity of corn and many other things to dispose of. E. E. Whitford has been engaged as auc tioncer. Mr. Jenson expects to set tie in Belding if he can purchase a house. Bert Morse and wife of Aberdeen, m i ueej Foley ' Honey and Tar which Washington, who have been thajls a sure cure. W. I. Benedict. guests of friends here for some time past left this morning for a short visit at McBrldes before returning to their western home. Mr. Morse was was one of the few whose property escaped In the recent big confiagra tion at Aberdeen and he considers himself among the very luckiest peo ple on earth. From Wednesday's . Banner Attorney I. L Hubbell was in Ionia today being called there on legal business. J. V. Elverton left for Bangor this afternoon, after a pleasant visit with relatives In the city. Mies Grace Uadley returned this morning from a short visit with Grand Rapid9 friends. Miss Lucy Ingalls of Smyrna was in the city yesterday visiting friends and on a shopping trip. Mrs. Henry Driese who has been a guest at Jesse G. Wilbur's and Mrs. M. Driese returned to Grand Rapids today. The opening party at the K. P. hall will be given Thursday evening the series will continue during the winter. 4Miss Anna Lee of Carson City re turned to her home today after a short visit with her friend Mls9 Eva Smith of this city. Regular meeting of the Belding Women's club will be held with Mrs. Palmer Coville Tuesday afternoon Nov. 3 at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. II. M. Taylor returaed to her home at Engllshvllle this morning after a short yisit at the home of J. L. Lloyd on the North side. On Saturday last a jolly party of young people surprised Harry Stacey at his home on Morton Ave. and a musical evening was enjoyed by all. There will be a reception tendered Rev. and Mrs. J. W, Sheean Friday veningof this week at the home of Mrs. Nettie Angell on Bridge street. All friends are Invited. J. W. Mcintosh who has been very Ick for the past four weeks at his home on Liberty street with lagrippe and pneumonia is reported some bet ter by his attending physician, Dr. I. S. Morris. II. W. Booth of Lowell is in the ity today on business it is his first visit here since his work a few years ago in helping secure the right of way for the railroad irom that direc tion. Joseph Warner has purchased the Clement Heather farm formerly the Mary Loomis forty acres near Cook's Corners. The deal was made by W. F. Bricker and Mr. Warner will take possession soon. , R. W. Trussell Is painting up bis dwelling houses on the North side, he says since the tax commission has raised the valuation 15 per cent he desires that the property shall look as though it was worth the boosting they got. A chicken pie supper will be served at the home of Mrs. Hattie Weayer on Pearl street, next Wednesday. from 5 to 7 o'clock, under the super vison of Mrs. G. A. Stanton'3 division of the Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. church, bill 10 cents a plate. Busi ness meeting in afternoon at which a full attendance Is desired by the President. (Continued on next page) Smart Tramp While walking up Eighth street one afternoon not long ago, says a Phila delphia real estate agent, I was stop ped by a man who had the appearance of being a tramp. MSay, mister," he said, "have you two nickels for a dime?" I took ut my pocketbook and found X had the required change. . "Yes," I replied, "now where Is your dime" "Oh " he answered, "I don't want any dimes changed; but I'd be much obliged if you would give me a nickel to buy a cup of coffee. Every other person I asked said they had no change." Accounted For. A lady who was returning home one evening after completing her shopping happened to glance at some pots of honey. Thinking they would be very nice. she went Inside and purchased one. After the pot was opened she was very much annoyed at some hairs that were in the honey. The next morning she returned with the jar and asked the shopkeeper bow they had got there. "Oh," he replied, "they must hav come out of the comb! Exchange. Save Two From ltith. 'Our little daughter had an almost fatal attack of whooping couch and bronchitis." writes Mrs. W. K. Havl llnd, of Armonk, N. YM "but, wheD all other remedies failed, we saved ber life with Dr. King's New Discovery Our niece, who had consumption in an advanced stage, also used this wonder ful medicine and to-day she is perfect ly well." Desperate throat and lunar diseases yield to Dr. King's New D covery a to no oiner medicine on earth Infallible for Coughs and Colds 50c and $1 00 bottles guaranteed by Connell Bros. Trial Domes free. Ilroncnltla for Twenty Yr, Mrs. Minerva Smith, of Danville ill., writes: "I had bronchitis for twentv renra and uever got relief un- Life In a Tolstoi Colonv. There are three Tolstoi settlements In Lngland at Chrlstohurch.: Puis leigh, Essex, and on the Cotswold Hills, no long distance from Glou cester, but rather nearer to the town Stroud. The current nurrfhnr nt tne magazine called Vitalltv h .n Illustrated . article on the latter eel. ony, with which the editor "was rather disappointed." It was. begun live years ago on the communal dan. but that failed. There are now eight huts, witn ten men. four women and four children, on this Whlteway farm, the lunaoitants including two young men belonging to a well-known . London family. Government is passive, and there Is non-resistance to wronea done. One of England' Old Inns. One of the oldest Inns in England Is the George Inn at Morton St Philips In Somerset. The Duke of Monmouth slept there when he achieved the soli tary success of his campaign, in June, 1685. He was shot at while standing at the window, but the bullet missed its mark. Oliver Cromwell, it is said, passed a night there. The license of this old hostelry dates from 1297. A Frequent Complaint. "One would think," said the taxpay er to the city official, "that a fellow who was as anxious to get into that office as you were would be willing to stay there at least an hour a day." That seemed to be logical, too, but sometimes It doesn't work out that way. Offer Is Accepted. When Lewis Nixon was leader of Tammany, an- impulsive young Demo crat presented himself. "I'm Mr. . I've nothing to offer you but myself " "That's enough. I accept you. Everybody else who has been here to day has come armed with suggestions and plans. A man was what I want ed." vuu wuiioitivn oi twuvat. A rich banker at Itaincy, France, left a large sum to the town on condi tion that his body should be carried through It In state. This was done, the local band heading . the proces sion. Whisky Consumption. In sixty years the annual per capita consumption of whisky has gradually decreased from two and a half to one and a fourth gallons. In forty years the consumption of beer has Increased from less than two to more than sev enteen gallons per capita. Foreign Medical Students. Up to 1870 Paris was the Mecca of English medical students. After that date the larger number began to go to Berlin or Vienna; but the Russian, southern European and South Ameri can students still frequsnt Paris. Ocean Mall Clerks. On all the American ships nowadays there Is a regular postofflce in charge ol three postal clerks from the New York postoUce, who live aboard and assort the malls Just as is done by the clerks upon the railway postal cars. Antmal Language. Animals have a language made up of signs, of inarticulate sounds ex pressing Impressions, sensations, pas sions, but never ideas. So this lan guage excludes conversation and . Is limited to interjections or signs or movements expressing Joy, grief, fear, anger, all the passions of the senses, but never more. Spent More than 81.000. W. W. Baker of .Plalnweli, Neb., writes: "My wife suffered from lung trouble for fifteen years. She tried a number of doctors and spent over $1000 without relief. She became very low and lost all hope. A friend recom mended Foley's Honey and Tar and banks to the great remedy, it saved her life. She now enjoys better health than she has known in ten years." Refuse substitutes. W. I. Benedict. THE BANNER LINERS j FOU WALK. TTIOR SALE niKAP-An 8 room house and a JL' lot and a half, located north of iield.ng Uros. boxrding house. Inquire or address An our Jt oBs. FA KM FOR SALE-Oood building, nil kinds of fruit. Will sell 40 acre or more. One mile west of city. Will take house and lot In exchaneo. For further par- tit ulars fee M. J. Demorest. WANTKD HELP. TlfANTF.D Two clrl at the Richardson T T boarding louso, Gallon Mrs. Stanton at the houHe. ' Framed Pictures Benedict had so good a line of pictures last year that almost every one was Bold. lie ha bought twle as large a line this year. The pictures are better than last year uiany new subjects. The frames are right up to date. Benedict hasn't enough room to ho them up well, but If you'll Wp in vou will admit they are handsome pictures. Prices run from ten cents to t2.99. Cures Coughs Both Great Don't jou ihlnk It would be better ror you, in stead of roughing so much, irritating your lungs and bronchial tubes, to trv Busy Bee Cough lion ey. Benedict sells a great deal of this preparation to people who use it. who line It, and who call for It again. 10c and 25-j boJtle. On Saturday you may have a 10c bottle of It for 6c. Benedict wants you to try it, aud will cut the price in two for on uay only. Bibles (tdnrilt. tiiollinir k nihV nrnrlt ometiraes 3 in one day. Bis of beautv and completeneM. Windowlul of 15c Books HpriArtlft hnn hi rnrntT window stories. Jiist the thing dow that the evenings are getting longer. Many of tle best stories ever written are in this line. Only 16 for your ohoice, 0 for 00c. ill .... A& 3rraraOr rM't(t., -.i-.A We have the best lines of Stoves sold to-day, and we have a large assortment to select from. It will pay you to look over our stoves and get our prices before you buy. T. Yellow Front. FRANK (Dkt, S 0 st Agent McCall's Patterns. The td.se man sips That comes from lands afar across the sea, Or quaffs his Coffee with unt iring joy If it is pure and bctireth no alloy. Do You Drink Tea or Coffee? A thousand voices loudly answer YES. If jou are one, Pray! do you drink the best. No better teas or coffees can be foand. I'han those that in our large stock abound. The pleasure In the Cup of Tea or Coffee is cen tered In the flavor. How is that cup you had at your last meal? Was there the proper flavor to the same, or was it brackish, flat and insipid to the taste. Best coffee and tea makers buy our brands. The P. & H. Brands of Coffee are the beet. No better 60c Tea is found than our Peerless brand. Churches or Lodges wishing to use our coffee at their doings, as an advertise ment can do so at our expense. Try it and be convinced JPieroG HIGHEST MARKET PRICE Magic Lanterns and Small Perfume everv dav and new line are marvels 30o to 14 05. full of splendid WITH Florence, Umpire Estate Garland, Round Oal, Coles, Via jestic uicl Vleal "We Never Sleep." . IRELAND, The agent of JOHN AINSFIELD CO. will give an all day COAT & SUIT sale at my store where you will see all the new creations in Ladies' wraps. This is the time to select a Suit or Coat to your fancy at a low price. SATURDAY, At 9 the nectar from the tea Bros 9 FOR BUTTER AND EGGS Kidney-Kola A box full of tablets for the kidneys. Benedict knows what Is In these tablets and he recommendi them for lame back, stitch in the sld or back or any indication o' kldnev trouble. Money back if they do you no good. 60 cents. A pretty good one at Benedicts for 60c. one for 85c. A better Talk Do you know that all porfumes are injured by light and heat, and that the longer they are kppt In a tore the less fragrant and shorter lasting they become? For that reason I only buy a bottle or two of a kind at a time, and always have them fresh. I keep them all in a rather dark and cool place to preserve their fragrance. Next time you want something real nice In a per fume let Benedict show you one or more of the fol lowing odors, Piver'g LaT re fle (French Imnorted) II an cuuee; Roger and Gallet'a Vera Violetta (French Imported) $1 an ounce; Atkinson's Whit Uoso (Kngllsh Imported) 75c an ounce; Crown Per fumery Co.' Crab Apple Blossoms (English Im forted) 75c an ounce, lleger's California Perfumes, made where the flowers grow are the best 60c perfumes Bentdlot can find. W. I. BENEDICT.