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Tablets of all kinds at Gibson Bazaar.
H. L. Pc returned to Grand Rapids Tuesday. Miss Jennie Wagner has returned from Nortnport. Sheriff Fales called on friends in this city Tuesday. Rev. J. W. Sheehanleft Tuesday for the M. E. conference at Charlotte, Miss Avis Coville commenced teaching at the C hod wick school Monday last. Mr. C E. Horn of St. Lewis is in charge of the photograph studio in Mr. Doty's absence Wm. Currie haa purchased of Mrs. Grosfent her property adjoining H. J Connell's. Miss Lena McFarlane has returned from a two week's vacation at Paris and Big Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Briggs, who have been guests at M. A. Reed, have re turned to Chicago.. A typewriter will be purchased for school use so those desiring can learn to manipulate the keys. Miss Margurite Martin of Allegan, has accepted a position as saleslady at Fried man's dry goods store. The Cody is where you will find your friends when in Grand Rapids. Do not fail to stop at that popular hostelry. The Right Rev. the Bishop of the Dio cese, will hold a confirmation in the Woodman Hall at 3 o'clock p. m: Sunday next. E. E. Doty received word from Princ ton, 111., last Seturday that his father was very sick, and he left for his home that evening. Miss Lulu Jenks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E Jenks, who has been sick for several weeks with typhoid fever, is re covering. Miss Clara Barnes of Big Rapids has accepted a position as clerk at F. D. Lin coln's store. Miss Barnes is a sister of Mrs. Will Gregg. F. A Potter, of the Ballou Basket Works, is off duty this week on account of illness, being confined to his bed at home in Greenville. Chas. Foster, of the firm of Foster, Ritter &. Foster, was in Ann Arbo-, Jackson and Manchester the fore part of the week on business. Mrs. M. A. Angfell, of Albany. N. Y. who has been visiting her brother J. T. Angell.' for the past two months returned . to her home Tuesday. You should see the new Waists and Skirts at Spencer Bros. Skirts made and delivered within 48 hours to special measure when desired. Grand Rapids excursion Saturday. Train leaves Belding 8 a. m Round trip 75c. Smyrna 8 ; 1 2. 65c, Moseley 8:26. 60c, Lowell 8:40, 50c. Miss Irene Barnes, who has been spending the week in town returns to Stanton tonight and is to enter Alma col lege at the beginning of the college year. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Stevens. Mr. and Mrs, Frank Hicks, Mr. and Mrs B. S. Lewis of Grand Rapids, Miss Maude Gibbs and Mr Gale Fowler of Greenville, returned from their outing at Lorg Lake last week. A. L. Cole and wife left Saturday for Denver, Colo, to attend the G. A. R. En campment and from there they will visit a son at Fort Morgan for several weeks, and on their return will stop at the old home and visit relatives. The many friends of Wm. J. Barker are much pleased to know that he is able to ride out. He can sit up and be around the house a portion of each day with the aid of crutches. Mr. Barker has been out in his carriage several times recently but shows the effect of his long confine ment to his bed. Mrs. L. L. Holmes very pleasantly en tertained a company of ladies at her home last Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs. H. L. VanBenschoten and Mrs. Etta McLaughlin. It was distinctively a thimble party and a most social afternoon was enjoyed, after which the guests wfe hvited to the dinirg room wh n covers were laid for twelve and a fine six o'clock tail served. Local j& Brevities. Short Hems of Interest Re fating to the Totun and Its People, told in a Single Paragraph, Homer Hutchinson was home overSun day. Fred Stanton returned from Chicago last Saturday. A. S. Dimmick ma8e a business trip to Edmore Monday. Stewart Hayden of Chicago spent Sun day and Monday in the city. Miss Mildred Bolenbaugh began teach ing in the Brink district Tuesday, Mrs. S. E. Yost is visiting in. Mtfrley, Big Rapids and Paris for several weeks. Mrs. Frank Millard, of Coral, spent Sunday with relatives and friends in this city. Saturday of this week is the day to go to Grand Rapids. Train leaves at 8 a. m. Round trip 75 cents. When in Grand Rapids vou should not forget that The Cody is the place to stop. Accommodations are first class. Miss Carrie Ranney of Greenville has accepted a position as teacher in the Reed City schools for the ensuing year. Remember the excursion to Grand Rapids on Saturday of this week. Train eaves Belding at 8 a. m. Round trip 75 cents. Mrs. D. A. Donaldson who has been visiting her brother Wm. J. Clarke for a couple of weeks has returned to Man chester. John Griffith and wife of Grand Rapids ire visiting relatives in town. Mr. Grif- ith has a good position as electrician at the Rapids. Miss Edna Otis returned to her home in East Tawas Saturday, after a pleasant visit with her sister and other friends, for couple of weeks. Misses Allio Brennan and Maggie Nash left Saturday morning for East Tawas, the former to teach school and the latter t visit her parents, Mrs. ! Etta McLaughlin left for Olivet Wednesday where she will be joined by her son Falley, who will resume his studies in the college there. Miss Myrtle Grant who has been a juest of Mrs. Louis Sayles for several weeks returned to her home in Grand Rapids the first of the week. Carl Hunt and daughter Muriel of Clarksville were guests at I. I. barker's Sunday and Monday. Mr. Hunt is a rural carrier out of Clarksville. Spencer. Bros, are offering thousands of dollars worth of the newest and most id to-date coods at exceptionally low prices just to start trade you know. Carl A. George, of Hibbing. Minn., was in the city over Sunday a guest at Chas. Chas. B. Nye's. He left Monday for a short visit in Hart and then to Hibbing. Miss Margaret Kohn of Otisco, w?nt to Oxford, Mich., last week, where she is engagad to teach the coming year. Miss Kohn attended the Ypsilanti Normal last year. Mrs. H. L. VanBenschoten, who has been visiting friends in the city return ed to Collins and expects to leave for Manhaven, North Dakota, the middle of the month. Chester Colburn and wife, of Bay City. have been visiting in the city this week. It was eight years ago that he was a resident here and he contemplates com- ng back here again to reside. At a meeting of the Board of Educa tion Wednesday evening the Belding Sav- ngs Bank bid 3 1-2 per cent interest on daily balances of school money and offer ed to furnish bond if the treasurer wished one; and the People's Savings Bank bid 3 per cent. The B. Y, P. U. Experience Social will will be held in the Baptist church parlors Friday evening, Sept 8, when the workers will relate their experience in earning money to pay off the building pledge. A good program is arranged, 10c adrr.iisiin to all who have not been earning money, UUai U ll UUI F. E. BODWELU OPH., OPTOMETRIST! (FORMERLY OF NEW YORK CITY) NOW OF DETROIT Examining; the Eje and fitting It with glasses Is a lifetime study in Itself. It should not be regarded carelessly or indifferently. It U a specialty requiring tact, patience, skill and years of experience and study of diseases of the eye as well as the mechanical work of the optician in order to meet the requirements and prculiaritics of each Individual case. WITH J.F. PINKHAM. M. MONDAY. SEPT. II OFFICE AT ORECN VILLE WITH D. K. BLACK, M. D. AT BIG RAPIDS WiTH L. 8. GRISWOLD. M. D. D.. L. E. Green and family returned Mon day from a visit with his parents at Mor ley. Mrs. Otillia Felch, of Ionia, was the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Smith, over Sunday. Leoq Storey, of McBrides, visited his brother, Bert Storey, from Saturday till Tuesday. R. Howard Hall whose headquarters are in Chicago was in the city the first of the week. Miss Rena Thompson of Courtland, was the guest of Miss "Flossie Whitford tha first of the week. Mr. and Mrs Claude Firitzand Mr. and Mrs. Dent Pratt of Grand .Rapids spent Sunday at W. S. Lamberton's. A few of those beautiful aluminum book mark souvenirs for the ladies still left. Call and get one. Spencer Bros. Miss Jessie Brown, of Shiloh, is one of the new pupils at the High school and is making her home with Mrs. Will Wilder. Mrs. C. S. Barnes returned from Stan ton Wednesday where she had been for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Stevens. Mrs. J. Galloway of Toronto, Canada, arrived Saturday and will spend several months with her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Armstrong. Mr. and Mrs. Aust'n Reed and daugh ter, Marion, of Richland, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sandell the latter part of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Moore, of Grand Rapids, arrived Tuesday morning for a week's visit with the lady's son, Gerald P. Kimberly. Miss Edna Warren returned Monday evening from a short visit with friends in Ithaca and Pompeii. Mrs. Ellen Wilson and daughter, Elsie, who have been guests at Leyi Tuttle'a for several weeks have returned to their home in Lake Linden. Miss Edith Demorest left for Mt. Ver non, Kentucky, the latter part of last week where she has a good position in the schools of that city. The Congregational society arranging for an annual Parish gathering at their church Tuesday evening, Sept. 19th and a fine time is looked for. Miss Eva Morris left Saturday for Benton Harbor to resume her position in the schools of that city which she so sat- sfactorily filled last year. Mrs. A. E. Underwood of Athens has been the guest of her sons, Fred and Lloyd Underwood thie week. Lloyd will accompany her home in his automobile. Mrs. D. A. Thompson, of Rose City, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Bush and other relatives in the city for the past ten days, returned to her home Tuesday. The Misses Mann hove purchased the A. Cole property on the North side and this week taken possession. Chester Yost and family will occupy the house vacated by the Misses Mann and owned by Dr. Pinkham. Mr. and Mrs. Seth Howard, of Grand Rapids, who have been visiting the lady's brother, Mr. Ollie Haysmer, for the past week, left Tuesday for a visit with friends in Greenville. Rev A. Secord will speak next Sunday morning at the Congregational church to teachers. A union service be! we in the Methodist and Congregational churches will be held in the Congregational church next Sunday evening at 7:30. Eight members of Oriental Shrine of Belding attended the meeting of the Su preme bhnne at urand Kapids last week and witnessed the exemplification of the work which they pronounced as having been very fine and the meeting as a whole most interesting and instructive. W. D. Sinclair of Ionia was in th city Tuesday. Big line of Souveniers at Gibson's Ba zaar. . Miss Margaret Emmons is visiting in Grand Rapids Miss May Hawley is the new clerk. in Jensen & Wheeler's Chas. Johnson was called. to Chicago Wednesday on business. Harold Eddy has returned from a visit to his brother in Petoskey. Mrs. Arthur Connor visited friends in Muir the first of the week Seethe new Dress Goods and Silks. All the latest. Spencer Bros. Miss Mabel Barnum returned Tuesday from a trip to Grand Rapids. Don Wilson and wife of Chicago are guests at Dr. J. E. Ferguson's, Thos. Welch and family went to Ithaca this morning for a few days visit Vann Wilder left Monday for a visit rwith his brother. Ned, in Chicago. Mrs. F. H. Curtis left for a visit with Grand Rapids friends Wednesday. Mrs. Wm. Anderson is spending the week with friends in Grand Rapids. Miss Hazel Wright left Wednesday for a short visit with friends in Manistee. Don't fail to see the great special bar gains at Spencer Bros, dry goods store. Mrs. Orton Hill and Mrs. Mark Rubins of Lowell are visiting friends in this city. Misses Ina and Ona Stanton returned Saturday from a weeks' visit in Chicago. Mrs. J. E. Butler of Lowell is at Dr. Litle's, having come here for medical treatment. Grand Rapids excursion Saturday, the train leaves Belding at 8 a. m. Round trip 75 cents. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Foreman of Kala mazoo, were guests of Miss Mabel Bar num last Friday. Guy Bolenbaugh is the new clerk at Edward's shoe store and a good one he will prove himself. Mr. and Mrs. C L. Staley entertained James Yerkes, a cousin from New York the fore part of the week. Regular meeting of Doric chapter next Tuesday evening with election of officers A full attendance desired. Miss Carrie Ranney visited in the city this week, she has been engaged to teach in Reed City the coming year. Miss Blanche Benedict returned Wed nesday from Lansing where she has been the guest of Miss Beulah Roe. Mrs. John Spitsley, of Ionia, who has been visiting with Mrs. Mike Hauck fcr some time, left for home Tuesday. Perry Blystone and wife of Cambridge Springs, Pa., are visiting relatives and friends here for a couple of weeks. Regular communication of Belding Lodge No. 355 F. and A. M. Monday evening Sept. 11, 1905. 7:30 sharp. Mrs. Wm. Fisher very pleasautly en tertained a company of ladies Monday afternoon in honor of Mrs. McLaughlin. Mrs. L. K. Webster left Wednesday for Sioux City, Iowa, to attend a commit tse meeting of the Superior Lodge D. of H Dr. J. E. Ferguson and family returned Friday from a pleasant vacation spent at the Doctor's old home at St. Thomas, Canada. Mrs. Elmer Fales of Ionia visited with friends in town iast week and attended the Congressional club picnic at Baldwin Lake Friday. The full plans for the 1st ward school are in the hands of the Board an election will be called in a few days. You can S3e them at Benedict's. At the prayer service Thursday even ing Sept. 7, the pastor of the Church of Christ will give the first of a series of talks on the Holy Land. Miss Zada Wilson who has been spend in; the summer with her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Wilson, returned to her school duties at Brooklyn, N. Y., Tuesday. Frank Farr and wife of Cannon were called here Tuesday to attend the funer al of Mrs. Clarence Johnstons and made Mr. and Mrs. Tupper a visit Wednesday. Tent. DDfeCOOBTlt ON 1 mtaQiftoiJioelcg) at the Yellow Front. Yellow Front. Ireland "We Never Sleep." WI I J J. a i m imi. i ii iim , 4 For Schoo W r 7T. rto D aii n There are no School Shoes that compare with our School Shoes. They excel in wearing qualities, beauty and ease to the feet. Parents, who have wrestled with the school shoe problem, appreciate the beauty and wearing qualities of these shoes, Why not try a pair and be convinced CITY SHOE TORE The many friends of Mrs. C. D. Ellis are glad to welcome her among them once more. She armed from Colorado this week and will spend seyeral weeks in Belding. Michael Bracken of Springfield. Mass., has been the guest of his brother, Thom as Bracken this week. He was called here by the death and burial of his broth er, Patrick Bracken. Do not miss the Grand Rapids excur sion on Saturday of this week. Round trip, 75 cts. The parks will be at the r best and there is no better place for a pleasant day's outing. T. Frank Ireland and family are ex pected home from the.r eastern trip on Friday of this week The many friends of the family will be glad to learn that U e trip has proved quite beneficial to. Mr. Ireland. BELDING OPERA HOUSE FRIDAY NIGHT SEPT. 15 UlTrUUiX C)I ' TMI.2 PAN'OlilTH Till- l0VI;RrilL SCl-MC success, A Roy cut I Slave See the (ireat Tropical Island by Moonlight The (iorgeous Palace of King The (ircat Valcnno in State of IZruption Most Hewildr . erinj; display of Scenic liiubelti.shments. 1 CARLOAD SCENERY EFFECTS, CAST OFO A Thrilling Story of Love, Hate, Passion. Intrigue, keenge, Devotion ami llertic Daring, ' IRICI3S 25 - 3o - SO CUINT-S. School Books New' and Second Hand at Benedict's 3 large 5c Pencil Tablets 10c 2 good 10c Ink Tablets 8c Biggest Stock of School Tablets in the county nearly 30 kinds Any School Book You Want New Or Second-hand Year book for the Belding Schools free. Our schools will be better than Ever this year. Lead Pencils wv'tri rubber, 7 for 5c Lead Pencils wiu out rubbers 10 for '5v 8c Slates 5c. -J