From Thursday' Banner.
Mr Mary Lcsslter and Mrs. Dr.
Cofllle are taking in the Farmer'i In
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fay returned this
morning from a short visit with Grand
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
Mrs. Mildred Bear returned to her
home at West Carlisle, after a visit
with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
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 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
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
Mrs. C. S. Lake went to Eaton Rap-
today for a short visit with rela
Mis Katie Bennan went to Lowell
this morning for a short visit with
Len Sliox left today for AUo where
he was called by the death of an uncle
' 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
morning on business connected
the Gridley club
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mrs. W. H. Morse of Flint returned
to her home this m rnlng after a
short visit at the home of II. M.
Harry Lovewell who has been work
ing in the Herald Publishing Co. for
some time pa9t, left this morning for
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.
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
Mrs. D. Dclahanty of Greenville
and Chas. Berry of Oakfield were
guests at the home of Mrs. Hattie
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
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
F?om Wednesday's Banner
W. C. Spicer went to Detroit
morning on a business trip.
Mrs. Howe of Howard City is
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
Miss Grace Latnppon of Edmore is a
guest at the hot ie of I. E. Dayis for
a few days. She arrived here .this
A nurse of twelve years experience
wl-hes work in her line, olMetriC
specialty. Phune IVJ, 4 rings for par
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,
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
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
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
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
Much may be
said in a
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.
1 $1 - SI.50
Worth 25 per cent, more, call
anJ see. If you dont think
th;v are bargains don't buy
i P o f f y$ 5 '.o
It Will Only
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.
Tho New York Tribuno Farmer is a National
Illustrated At' ricultural V ekly for Farmers
ai d tht ir f 111 '!! .-, ai.d KVKUY ir-sue contain
ni:iit( r insirueiUo and rnter taininf to EVKHY
mcmhrp of th'.- f..niily. The price la $100 per
3 ur, hut if jou ii kit it. you c m secure it with
y Mir own favorite local i-i!wrajH r,The Ueldlng"
B:iiiri'r, at a laca'n. IJoth papers one year
only 1 f0.
St i d jour ordtr ai.d-money to the Banner.
Here arc hundreds of varieties,
some of which will express your
sentiments to the letter.
A Window full
each in a box,
10c to $4.
l.iiwe! Pi-lop In Town.
Valentine Cards and Booklets, lc to
W. I. BENEDICT
Get tiie habit Trade at Benedict's.
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