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Brevities. From Thursday' Banner. Mr Mary Lcsslter and Mrs. Dr. Cofllle are taking in the Farmer'i In ti:ute today. Mr. and Mrs. J. Fay returned this morning from a short visit with Grand Rapids friend. Miss Hattie Kielholtz left this morning for a thortvisit with friends at Battle Creek. Mrs. II l Beebe left for her home at Edtnore this morning after a short vitit with friends. Mrs. J. V. Sheehan and little son, went to visit at her old home in Han over for a few days. Mrs. II E Pierce of St. Johns left today for a short visit at Ionia. She ha been visiting her mother, Mrs. L. J. Wright, here. Mrs G. A. Brekls of Plymouth, who ha been in the city several days past on business, went to Greenville today. Miss Verda Case of Sidney. Center retjrned to her work in this city today after a pleasant vacation at herhxne. Mrs. Mildred Bear returned to her home at West Carlisle, after a visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Randall. Mrs. Henry Stahlin left this morn Ing for a visit with her daughter in Alleghaney, Pa She expects to re main for some time. Mr. and Mrs. John Bolenbaugh are the happy parents of a little daugh ter who arrived at their home at an early hour this morning. " Misses Jean Lyle and Gussa Wiley went to Grand Rapids today to see Mrs. Fiske, the celebrated actress at the Majestic theatre, this evening Mrs. James Sheldon returned to her bom at East Tawas this morning, after a short visit at the home of her parents, Mr, and Mrs. N. Brcnnan. Photographer E. II. King leaves for Grand Rapids tonight to spend a few days. He expects to leave soon for a milder climate in the great south weft Dr. I. S. Morris went to Ianslng this morning to make necessary ar rangements for his coming trip to Cal fornia where he goes as a lay del uatptothe National M. K. confer ence which convene tu May. The local optionUts have opened the campaign in the county, Rev. San erson of Lansing being the speaker. He opened the ball at Lake Odessa last Sunday and will continue the work throughout the county. The local optioni9ts intend to conduct a hot campaign as long as the funds hold out, and the saloonists need not think they have a soft snap to go against, for it will lack a good deal of it. It is understood on good au thority that the local optionlsts will not have things all their own way hov ever, as those opposed to it will put In some hard licks to defeat It at the polls. The body of George Hunter was brought here this rooming and taken by Wilson & Friedly to Palo for inter ment, beside his wife who had long Inc.e preceded him Mr. Hunter who was fcSO years of age was a former resident of Boston, town ship and moved from there to Barry ton where he resided up to the time of his death, which occurred Tuesday as the result of a stroke of appoplexy. peceased was a father of Mrs. Chas Ilerrlngton, who formerly resided at this place, and he died at her home, she and her husband accompanying the remains to this city. Mr Herring ton is a brother of Mrs. Melyln Cooley of this city. From Friday's Banner. At Irving Davis' this morning a 0 pound boy. II. L Page went to Ionia this morn ing on business. Guy Weter went to Grand Rapids today on business. . Mrs. II. R. Unger is the guest of friends In Ionia today. Mrs. Myrtle Ellis went to Ionia for a visit with friends there. Thomas Kidd went to Ionia today for a short visit with friends. L. E. Green went to Grand Rapids this morning on a business trip. E. D. French left this morning on a short business trip to Grand Rapids. Dr. I. S. Morris was called to Ionia Ihis tnorning cm professional business. Mrs. S. E Ross left this morning for a short visit with frlcndi at Sid ney. ne: Mrs. C. S. Lake went to Eaton Rap- today for a short visit with rela tives. Mis Katie Bennan went to Lowell this morning for a short visit with friends. Len Sliox left today for AUo where he was called by the death of an uncle jes-tcrday. ' Chi. J. Seeley went to Ionia this Short It cms of ltd trtst Re lating to the Tonvn and Its People, told in a Single Paragraph, morning on business connected the Gridley club with Ml9 Nellie Dlngweli 1 ft this morn ing for Grand Rapids to spend a few tlays with her moth r. H. I. Miller of Remus was in the city last night on business and left for Ionia this morning. I. L. Hubbell transacted legal busi ness in Ionia today. He s-ijshc will not attend the banquet. Mrs. .Thomas Murray of Orleans called on the families of Eugene Ed monds and Albert Cusser today. Maj. Chase o( 'Smyrna was in the city today enroute to the big Gridley Club banquet at Ionia this evening. A. B Hull went to Ionia this morn ing on bmlncss and of course will re in in to the great Gridley club ban quet thU evening. Miss Georgia Shaffer returned to her home at Greenville today after a short visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Van Horn. Mrs. Porter returned to her home at Little Rock. Arkansas this morn ing after a pleasant visit at the home of N. II. Gilmore. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Binns re turned to their home at Danby this morning after a few days visit a the home of Will Richardson. J. II Luce has traded his residence In this city to M. J. Demorest for a par cell of land lying near this city and says he Is going to try farming in the future and see what there Is in that kind of business. Those intending to take advantage of the cheap rates now in vogue by joining the new order of the K. O. T. M. now being organized in this city, should do so before tomorrow night. Better see Dr Dutt at once and get In on the ground floor. Theodore Leach of Sh'loh has pur chased 1G0 acres of timber land in Marquette county loca ed on Lake Superior, and went to Grand Rapids today to securo his deed f same. He says there is some fine iraber.on it and expects to buy more Rev. D. H. Shelby of 1 mia was in city today and arrange I to hold a u nion Sunday school rail in the Bap tist church, March U,'af :ernoon and evening. A township organisation will be effected ad 'riuvrs elected. mate fsecreary Alfred Day of De troit will be present and make an address. Arrangements are now com pleted for the big banquet -for the Spear Bible class this evtning and it is expected that about 400 will enjoy the same at the lodec rooms of the Woodmen and Odd Fellows. A very good bill of fare has ben arranged and all who attend will doubtless be very thankful that they hai the pleasure of casting their lot with this grand class of bible students. A line program has also been arranged for ts "T -,.'ic"rr The Congressional club had a most enjoyable meeting at the home of E B. Lapham yesterday afternoon The program for the afternoon was In charge of Mesdames W. B Reed and A E. Weter, the subjects being Cotton Mather, Witchcraft and Quaker Persecution with a continua tion of American History. Mrs. Reed read a very interesting ghost story and Mrs. Elma Chapman gave a chapter In the Club's Serial of Travel, Chicago, which was both in teresting and instructive. From Saturday's Banner. Mrs. C. S. Barnes is spending a few days with her parents in Stanton. H. D. Gore and wife of Fife Lake are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. God frey. Mrs. Klskey left here this morning for a 6hort visit with friends In Sagi naw. Fred Fox of Grand Rapid is the guest of his parents In this city for a few days. M. N. Green and wife of Harvard are guests at the home of L. E. Green for a few days. Charles L. Markhatn of Grand Rap ids Is a guest at the home of Fred A. Bush for a days. Mrs. John Dosenbury went to Pier son this afternoon to attend the fun eral of O A. Pierson. Mrs. A. B. Wilkinson and fon Darcy left thl9 morning for a short visit with friends in Edmore. The Misses Lula Ludw'ck and Aurcl Gephart arc the guests of Mrs. C. A. Dixon of Greenville today. Mrs. J A. Kinney went to Grand Rapids today for a - short visit with friends in the Furniture City. Mrs. Lottie Johnston returned to her home at Smyrna today after a short vtslt with her sister in this city. Leon Sayles and wife returned to their home at Grand Rapids today after a short visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sayles of this city. Mri. Art Cole who has been here for some time past caring for her father, William .1. Barker, during his Illness, returned to her home at Howard City today. The Seniors of the B-lding High School In company with some Invited guests enjoyed a sleighride to Grattan last evening, and partook of a tine oyster supper beiore returning. Mrs. Frank Hellen" and daughter Margaret left this morning for their home in Detroit after having spent the past fornight at the home of Mr and Mrs Ed Trail, the formers par ents. The serial in the Woman's Home Companion, "The Trilemma of Alber- tine," cotnrs to an end in February. The man of Albertlne's choice, how ever, is not named, and a $200.00 prize is offered to the reader who is able to name the man she chose', and give the best reasons why. Miss Eya Eddy and Miss Iris McEl roy entertained the mem ers ot the Ju llor class last evening at the home ot Mr ana Mrs Unas, r.day. fit was 'he amusement of the evening and at eleven o'clock litrht refreshments were served. There were six couples present and a most enjoytble time was hid. Orison A Pierson, one of the earli est rasidents of Pierson and the man who founded the town, died last even ing as the result of an accident In his barn. He was kicked in the chest by a 4-year-old colt and survived the blow only a few minutes. Mr. Pier sou was doing his chores at the time. Though past eighty years of age, Mr. Pierson was active and strong and did not appear to be really that ge. He was well to do. and owned one of the finest farms In that part of the country. Mr. Pierson's first wife was a sister f M. E and Fred Peck and Mrs. I. I. Barker of this city. M. E. Peck ex pects to attend the funeral which will be held Sunday. From Monday's Banner. Mrs. B L Friedly went to St. Louis this morning to visit a few days. C G. O'Bryon has just added three line new show cases to his store. Mrs. J. Carter went to Grand Rap ids this morning to visit friends. Chas. Rice of Portland, the newly elected drain commissioner is in the city today. Mrs. Ad. Brooks of Ionia is a guest at the home of Mrs. Thomas Vanghn of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Geo,, Lessenden cf Kansas are guests at the home of A. R. Wort man. Carl Steel returned this mornirg from Grand Rapids where he Sundaj cd with relatives. Thos. Davis of Middlevil'e arrived here this morning to visit his cousin Mrs. Harry Younger. Miss Rose Woodman of Grand Rap ids was a guest of her friend, Miss Lottie King over Sunday. S. Seat of Lakeview arrived in this city this morning to accept a positkn in tho Belding-Hall saw mill. Mrs. C. S. Barnes returned today from Stanton where she has been vis iting her parents a few days. For Sale Good ho lse and lot, well located will ell right, if sold at once. Address, Lock box 6i') Beliing, Mich Rev. D. Munroof St Johns who con ducted services in the church of Christ yesterday, returned home this morning. Mrs. W. H. Morse of Flint returned to her home this m rnlng after a short visit at the home of II. M. Drummond. Harry Lovewell who has been work ing in the Herald Publishing Co. for some time pa9t, left this morning for Grand Rapids. The Grattan Silver Grays will hold their winter meeting at the Grange Hall In Grattan on Wednesday, Feb. 10, all day.. Picnic Dinner. Mrs. A. Lamphere of WiHiamston arrived In this city this afternoon and Is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs Eugene Edmunds for a few days Steve Baty left this morning for Grand Rap;ds and Danby where he will visit for a few days with rela tives and friends In those two places. Foil Sale Good family driving horse and carriage and an excellent Durham cow. Will sell at reasonable figures. Dr. I. Ohllner. jan20d3w2 Martin Wilcox who Is attending the Ferris school at Big Rapids spent a few day at his home last, week. Mar tin says he thi-nks the school up there Is a dandy. Clayton Chapman left this morning to attend to Michigan Agricultural college. The base ball managers will find Clayton a valuable acqusltion to their number. " M. E. Peck returned this morning from Pierson where be went to at tend the funeral of Mr. Pierson who was killed the other day by being kicked by a horse. John Skedgell, son of Geo. Skcdgell, ami well known to many of our read ers. Is going to embark in the farm machinery business. He will make his headquarters at Ensleys hardwaro Howard City. Coral News. The many friends of Miss Pearl Terry will regret to learn that she left this morning for Ann Arbor to take medical tieatment at the Uni versity hospital. They will all join In wishing her a happy recovery and a quick return to this city. j Out at Cook's Corners lat Friday ' evening, J. W. Ifoue played the viol'n at a small party given by Mary Kohu. The young people had a merry time dancing to the old time music which Mr. Howe knows so well bow to play Rinks Curtis did the calling, A slnyu lar coincidence was the fact that the company were 'he grandchildren and great grandchl! Iren of the people h had played for over T0 years ago. From Tuesday's Banner. A few more o. those J2.50 stoves at $1.75 at Hlnes. The Goodfellow-hip Club will hold its annual reunion and banquet at Hotel Belding, Saturday, Feb. Gth. J0 Mrs. Maoei uiggtns was called to Remus this morning on account of the serious illness of her mother. Miss Aletha Coleman of St. Louis has returned to her work in this city after a short vacation at her home wamea gooa competent experi enced man ami wite to work on farm 2w2t F. E. Converse, R. F. D 17. The Misses Maud Stranir and Tcna Dutcherof Middlevlllc, are new ar rivals at the Holding Bro.s' silk mills. F. L. Smith closed his shoe and re pair shop tod ly and moved his goods to Greenville where he will do busi ness hereafter. Mrs. D. Dclahanty of Greenville and Chas. Berry of Oakfield were guests at the home of Mrs. Hattie Peifer, yesterday. Miss May Conant ot Greeenville was a guest at the home of Mrs William Pope last night and returned to her home this morning. Don't go barefooted. Try those $2.00 shoes at Ilines for l.7f. I. J. Walter of Lansing who has been with his uncle, Dr. Ohlinger a few days, returned today. He says the doctor is very low today. Mr. and Mrs. Charge So handler of Phoenix, Arizona, who have been vis iting at the bom.: of Chauncey Ct a-e, left today for their hone. Mrs. Jason 1 licks of Stanton who ha9 been a guest at th'i home of her son Frank for several days past, re turned to her ho ne this morn in jr. '' For Sale Goo 1 city lot on Suth Pleasant street Cheap for caN. Fred Thompson, Tl F. f). 3, Phou 187-3 R. 4wld-22 Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Legend en ol Kansas who have been visiting at A. Wortman for several days, left today for Elgin, PI , be .rc returning hon. Miss Cora Ta; lor, who has been working here for some time past "w.is ca'led to her h me at. Blanchard today owing to the t?erions Illness of her mother. E. B. Gillette, deputy supreme cotr.-mander-In-chief of the K. O. T. M. of the world who has been here organiz ing a tent, lef: this iwirnimr for Temple on business of the order. Wm. Clarke wt ntou' in Northplains last Fr.day and t-et up a large moni. ment on the cemetery lot of Wm. Alderman. The foundation for the monument was laid last fall. The ladies of the Social Circle are preparing to give one of their fMtnous 1.") cent chicken pie suppers at the church dining room Saturday, from f to 8 o'clock p. m Don't miss it. A. Gasper brought in a load of six hogs this morning all dressed for mar ket and sold them to Forrest Fish, the total weight was 1427 pounds and Mr. Gisper received a check for $87.42. Thi "shadder'' of the ground hog might have been reflected en the deep snow during rifts in the clouds sev eral times today, if the old fellow had been able to dig his way out, but It is thought bv the oldest inlabi tants that he remained quiet. In speaking of the Gridley Club banquet tho Portland Review sa: "No one expected the banquet would equal that held at Belding, for mih entertainments come few times in a lifetime. It was as though the fire, kindled at Belding last year, had been reduced to embers, losing just a little of their glow and warmth in the pro cess." F?om Wednesday's Banner W. C. Spicer went to Detroit morning on a business trip. Mrs. Howe of Howard City is this the guest cf her daughter hr re. Don't forget the Fireman's Ball at Hubbell hall on Friday evening. William Clarke went to Ithaca this morning on a fchort business trip. Mrs. J. B. Essex is recovering from her recent severe attack of pneu monia. Miss Grace AUIrich left today for her home at Portland where she ex pects to remain for the present Mrs. M. Searle of Grand Rapids is spending a few days in town in the in terest of the Vlavl at Hotel Belding. Mrs David Di lahanty returned to her home in Greenville today after a short vU.lt with her parents in this city. Miss Grace Latnppon of Edmore is a guest at the hot ie of I. E. Dayis for a few days. She arrived here .this morning. A nurse of twelve years experience wl-hes work in her line, olMetriC specialty. Phune IVJ, 4 rings for par tuular. For Sale JIote, harness, buggy and slel-rh. Hore U kind and gentle, safe for ladv to drive. Inquire f A. T DeCoster, Ann st. The Mirses Ten a Dutcherand Maud Strang, who came here to work inth Mlk mills recently, returned to their home in Middleville today. Mrs O. M Gray Is h- re from Way land caring for her mother, Mrs. If II, Good In ir. who has been sick with pneumonia but now recovering. Mrs Aaron Decker of Shuoli was a fniet at J B lvti-ex on' her return from Grand Rapids todv. where she had been to vir.it her son who has been sick with the grippe. For Sale Cheap .'1 nets of dishes, 0 washing machine, chamber sets and some email step- ladders with ironing oard "eomhin ition. All new stock Inquire of A. Traub. Fred Fox. who has been a truest of his parents for several dtys past, left this morning for Grand Rapids where he goes to resume his work as an em ploy of the street railway company. After the ground hog announcing six weeks of blizztrd weather, comes St. Valentine with horrid comic pic tures "One woe doth tread on the heels of another so fast they follow''. A competent teacher of music can pcnd several hours in lidding each week, any person wishing instruction can receive particulars by "wrltlnir. fUhelS Crispin, .119 Rice St., Ionia, Mich. Mark Gay, one of the injured at the terrible P. M. wreck at East Paris everal weeks ago died at the hospi tal in Grand Rapids vesterdav. His on who lost a leg in the same wreck, went crazy when his father died. Wanted To let 20 acres of ground for potatoes. Thirty cents per bushel from field. Division to 100 bushels to he acre. All above to lessee. Lewis IV Hall. 311-313 Widdicomb Bldir.. Irand Rapids, Mich. The Oak Leaf clgb will give a Leap Year party at Hubbell hall Thursday even ui'' ot jiext week. All inter- ted will remember the date as it is expected that this will be one of the swe!lest functions of the CHson. Clyde How, w ho has been in this city for some time past in the inter- st-of the National Protective society f Detroit left this morning for Sagi naw where he will look after the in terests of that company for a while. The K. P's will give another of their popular pedro parties at Castle Hall tomorrow evening and nil who expect to be present are requested to be ?' hand before ebjht o'clock as tYv game" will start promptly at that time. Tl e annual convention of the State Lc:i"U" of Republican Clubs of Michi gan has been called for Friday, Febru ary 12, 1!01, 2:30 p m , at tho Lincoln ('lub rooms Grand Ripids, for the purpo-e of electing ov'cers for tie erwiing year. A slcighload of 10 drove out to M. L. ) -tet Ihmi'.'s las, evi ninjf and en jo d their hospitality and a fine sup per which await- d th m on their ar rival. The condition of the roads were such as to make the, round trip a .ow one. There was no dumping into a snow bank however, but very near it. Mrs. Mlllicent Searle of Grand RapMs gave a very interesting health talk at the home of Mrs. Jessie Wil' bur y. sterday afternoon, by which none present could but help feeling benefited.' Mrs. Searle is working in the interests of the Grand Rapids Viavi Cure, is a bright interesting speaker and with her talk and the cluirts used, all could feel better ac quainted with the human body and its needs. PRETTY VALENTINES, 1 Cent. Envelope Free. Much may be said in a Valentine. FANCY LACE VALENTINES 3 Cents Envelopes Free. JiTTTTrrr I uSVwSftJtt '-(Part. it r r u Iamb woven wire fencing "Best Alonj the Pike" Style No. 72(1, Special Hog- Fence 31$ Stvle No. 8:M, IIoj Fence 2G Style No. 10U, Field Fence 33 Style No. lo:I, Field Fence 40 Style No. 11 -K Field Fence 40 Stvle No. ILViS, Field Fence 42 Style No. tc0. Cattle Fence 3G Style No. ifiuo, Cattle Fence 33 Not tho CHEAPEST, but the BEST. T.FRANK IRELAND Yellow Front. r.9 Si Si & Si Si Si to Si Si Three UN Good DERSKRTS fed n v Si hi Si Hi fi Si Si 1 $1 - SI.50 Worth 25 per cent, more, call anJ see. If you dont think th;v are bargains don't buy rfrflTT at o i P o f f y$ 5 '.o It Will Only Cost One to t,uy postal r-ard and send to Tho New-York 'I rit une Fiti mtr. New-York City, for a free hji -I'iim-n ropy. 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