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TARTAR BAKING POWDER Royal does not contain an atom of phosphatic acid (which is the product of bcmes digested in sul- phuric acid) Q of alum (which is one-third sulphuric acid) substan ces adopted for other baking pow ders because of their cheapness. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. Local j& Brevities. Short Hems of Interest Re lating to the Town and Its People, told in a Single Paragraph. See Wilder for bargains in stationary Charles Wagner transacted business in S anton Wednesday R. M. Wilson transacted business at Lakeview yesterday. Cirlton Anell returned yesterday from h s visit to Chicago. Last night of the cantata of Queen Esther. Have you seen it? Mrs. Sarah inapp was the guest of friends in Greenville yesterday Miss Susie Laux returned Wednesday from an extended visit at Mt. Pleasant. You can get prescriptions for Kargon Csmpound filled at Wortley & French's. Silas Cobb and Dennis Hayes trar sacted business in Grand Rapids Tues day. Mrs. H. H. Belding and daughter Elea nor and son Edward are in Chicago for a visit. Carleton Washburn was home from Grand Rapids to spend Sunday with his parents. If you need anything in books, station ary, wall paper, Xrnas goods, etc, call on W. A. Wilder. Adam Wagnerwasin Lansing Tuesday on business connected with the building and loan association. Mrs George Hotchkiss and son of Ionia are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Witt for a short time. Any person wishing live or dressed turkeys for Christmas should call or Jcseph-Younzs at City shoe store. 27t2 Mrs. James Fuller of Grand Rapids ar rived here yesteday for a week's visit i the home of Mr and Mrs. William Fuller Victor Armour returned Wednesda from a short visit at Chicago, where ht attended the great International fat stock show in the auditorium. Mr. and Mrs. J E. Weaver and Mr. and Mrs. John Rossman were guests at thi Thompson and Luce wedding in Portland on Wednesday last. Rev. C B. Ebby of Chicago editor o' the Free Methodist paper will preach in the Free Methodist chirch Friday even ing and also the balance of the week anc Sunday morning. The Free Methodists are holding quarterly meeting here this week. Mr. Ebby it said to be a gooa speaker, Get your Christmas Candy at O'Bryon's Stop Waste One great source of waste is purchasing poor flour. You work hard to make cake or bread and then have to throw it all away. It is time, labor and material wasted. Get lily White "Th flour the beit cooki uieM And though it may sometimes cost a little more at first, it is cheaper in the end because none is wasted. Where econ omy is an object, Lily White easily proves the right to first place. FOR SALE BV W. W. Case K. E., Hudson L. I). I'ierco Lamb Hros Mrs W. D. Ballou is visiting with friena in the Valley City. Buv omceries at Pierce and save money. Prices away-down. m Miss Grace Stilson went to the Valley City Wednesday for a short visit You can get prescriptions for Kargon Compound filled at Wortley & French t Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cusser and dauf hter Marguerite, were Grand Rapids visitors yesterday. Mrs E. S. Ostrom of Orleans was in the city yesterday on her way to Grand Rapids for a short visit. Mel Curtis was a Grand Rapids visitor Tuesday evening going' on the specie train carrying the Woodman. Miss Vivian Holmes of Greenville ar rived here Wednesday for a short visit at the home of George Holmes. Closing out my entire stock of books, stationary, wall paper, Xrnas goods, etc. at reduced prices. W. A. Wilder. Mrs. Mary Underwood of Sheridan, a former resident of this city, is the guest of old friends here for a week or ten days Mrs. Vera Well wood returned to her home at Sheridan Wednesday after a short visit with her son. Glen Leonard, and her daughter, Miss Vera Leonard. A fine daughter born last Friday causes rejoicing in the home of Mr. and Mrs L. A. Rowley. Its papa is the proudest rural mail carrier that drives on any route n Michigan, as will be noticed by his smile that wont come off. Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Filkins left yester day for Chattanooga, Tenn., where they expect to spend the winter with their daughter, Mrs. C. A. Ryerson. Mr. Fil kins says he expects to remain in the sou h until June as they came back too soon last year and found some very cclJ waather on their arrival in Michigan. The art picture exhibit now in progress in Woodmen hall in charge of the high school should be patronized by all our cit izens. The large collection of representa tions of rare paintings by many of the old masters and of modern artists which are unusually fine, should be seen and are well worth the price of admission. The pictures are no cheap affairs. Rev. T. J. demons, Wesleyan Metho dist clergyman residing1 in this city, is holding very successful meetings every Sunday evening in Smyrna. The atten dance at th services he says is very good and the interest shown is vncourag ing. Besioes his special religious work he is agent for a number of books and is taking many orders for delivery during the holidays. Miss Mary Humphrey, a former Belding fir I, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humphrey of Lansing, is attaining consid erable fame as a story writer. In the current number of the National magazine of Boston, the first portion of an article called "The Bright Side of Life in Pack- ton," written from an opposite point of view from that taken by Upton Sinclair will be found and it is an interesting story Miss Humphrey is remarkably clever in her handling of the subject, E. H, Deatsman sends the Sunfield Senttnel the following list of Ionia county people who have taken up homestead claims in North Dakota: Marvin Kenyon, 620 acres; Ella Kenyon, 160 acres; James Kenyon, 120 acres; Frank Kenyon, 160 acres; J. H Cramer, 160 acres; H L. VanBenscoten, 800 acres; Hal McClelland, 160 acres; C A. Staley, Belding, 320 acres: W. A. Staley, Col ling, 160 acres; Rob Merrifield, 160 acres; Will Merrifield, 160 acres; Charles Hoppough, Belding, ! 60 acres; Bowers Peabody, 160 acres; Frank Peabody, 160 acres; Jason Peabody, 120 acres; Floyd Peabody, 160 acres; Rob Rumfield, 160 acres; E H. Deatsman, 320 acres; You dan get prescription! for Kargon Co npouna filled at Wortley & French's. Miss Eva Troop of St. Johns was the guest o' her sister, Miss Anna Tn op. of this city yesterday. Mrs. Fred Irelaid and son. Theodore, have returns i trom thtir vitt v.iih her p. rents in St. Jjepi. Ed. VS bit 'or J has his bo Ing alley in running oraer in tie Hubbell block ana opens it to the public today. Mr. M. E. Pier son returned from Sid ney last Fri Jay after enjoying a few weeks at the home of her son Thomas.. Rev. Charles H. Hariingtonof Andovti New York, will occupy the Baptist pulpit on Sunday next, both morning and eve ning. Miss Addie Warren was a guest at the home of Mrs Chas. Hopkins the first of the week and left Wednesday for the home of her mother at Howard City. Mesdames W. P. Hetherington and F. A. Was iburn went to Grand Rpids yes terday to witness the grand scenic pro duction of the great religious drama, Ben Hur. Our merchants, some of them, are be ginning to put their stores and display windows in holiday attire. Fuom now until after New Years will be a good time to trade in Belding. Mrs. Peter Seibel of Rhinelander, Wis consin, has been visiting her lister, Mri Ed. Trail for a few days She and Mrs. Trail went to Ionia Tuesday afternoon for a short visit with another sister at that place. Mr. and Mrs. Setn Reynolds of Han cock, Mich, were guests of William H. Gilmore the last of the week. They wer on their way to Seattle, Washington where they expect to reside in the future The National Protective Legion will haye a meeting Saturday evening foi voting on members and rehearsal pre paratory for the taking in of a large clas of 50 or more at another meeting and an oyster banquet. The Misses Maude and Alberta Beemer left Tuesday for their home at Stantor where they will remain for the holidays They were accompanied by Miss Mar garet Lossinger who will spend the holi days with them. Alex Cameron came up from Chicago last week and enjoyed a few days with his mother and sisters, returning Satur day. He has been a fireman on the rail road for the past three years and has the promise of being advanced to engineer this month. Miss LuelU Tai; left yesterday for her home at East Twas, wh re she expects to remain. Miss Tait has been employed n one of the silk mills and has been in such poor health since she came here that shs has decided not to return. The Oecember taxes are now due. Tom Wa'ch went to Marion this inornirg ' on business. Mrs J. M York of Orleans is a guest of her mother, Mrs. Oren Purdy. Henry Friedly and W J Wilson made a business trip to Greenville today. H. F. Hanks and wife left for a few weeks' visit in Racine Wis., thin week Mrs. Eva Sucey went to Stan wood this morning to spend Christmas with her mother. Ma and Mrs Zara Marcotte went to Stan wood this morning to visit a few weeks with relatives. Word received from Al Wells at Mt. Clemens yesterday says that he is not so well and is suffering from a severe attack of sciatic rheumrtism. Boys from 14 to 18 years of age, who are real liye boys and interested in their fellows, are looking toward the trip to Kalamazoo Dec 28 to 30,' where the fourth, annual boys' conference of the Y. M. C. associations of Michigan is to be held. Next Sunday evening the beautiful song God be With you till we Meet Again, wi 1 be illustrated by means of the electric stereopticon The pastor will preach on he theme, Whose wife to Remember. Service at 7 o'clock. Everybody wel come. Doric Chapter O. E S. had work in the degree Tuesday evening and two mem bers were received into the order. A number of applications for membership were received and at the close the gentle men members served a sumptuous ban quet of hot wenewursts, sauer kraut, sandwiches, celery and apple juice with just enough tinge to it to be very palata jle. It was voted the best lunch ever set up there. Wm A. Wilder, register of deeds elect, was in Ionia Monday and spent the day in .he register of deeds office getting ac quainted with the duties which will fall upon him after January 1st His moving away from the city will necessitate the election by the council of a supervisor to fill his place in the third ward until the spring election. The nam is of Barney C Curtis and Romaine Robinson have been suggested as candidates for the place. At the close of the evening service at the Congregational church Sunday the social half hour was spent by the congre gation in the basement where hot coffee, sandwiches and cake were served. It af forded an opportunity of meeting strang ers in a social way and of becoming bet ter acquainted. Next Sunday evening during the social half hour it is expected several short talks willibe given on the sub jict of church union which is being agi tated throughout the country at the pres ent time to a considerable extent Poue under my hand and Seal this 13th day at December, 1906. ! "Pi Mm ? U I 1 ( PROCLAMATION! , Santa Claus,by the grace of tradition, Patron Saint of the Children, and even their Pcre ts, Untlt s, Aunts and Counslns, hereby announce to the good people of fielding, that as hertotore, the grandest headquarters for beautlfut Christ n as presents In Diamonds, Watches, Cold and Silver articles and kindred Mare Hill be found In the Store of A. U. HULL, And I also desire to say that they are my Sole Antborlied Agent for the sale of such beautiful presents they having bought thtlr goods direct from the makers In this and turopean Countries, nhlth enables them to sell for the price that many other dealers have to pay for them. I f$rf v TV If n. 203 C i''fr i ' m I h f r J in 13.00 AshTray, Half Actual Size Sterling Silver French Gray FlnlsU THOUSANDS OF DISTINCT NEW THINGS. 11.75 No. 2034 Viol t or hatpin Vase Half Actual size Sterling silver French Gray Finish BUYING DIRECT FROM FAC TORIES, WE SAYE YOU THE MIDDLEMAN'S PROFITS. 5 00 Cau'er No. 2022 f Half Actual Size, Sterl'ng Silver Tops and Frane. ut Glass Uoitle l LARGE NEW TLLUSTKAT K D CATALOG FltKK sMtd u your iwnne an addreti on a nos tal card and we will mail at once our New Catalog. A. B. HULL Jeweler and Optician Belding - Michigan I want you to come to my store and will you please come early I have the goods that you want. While sliding down hill near the Free Methodist church Monday evening Frank, the eon of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bush was thrown from his sled and recejved injuries that have laid him up ever since. A gasr was cut in his neck about an inch long anc1 very close to the jugular vein and it was thought at first that his shoulder wa broken. . He is able. to sit up but still con fined to the house. R. W. Trussell of this city is probablj the most vigorous old man there is in thi; part of the courty. He was 83 ye?r$ 0!o last July and has done a lot of caip nter work for himself and others during the last year and considerable other work alsc. Besides his home in the south part of tK city he owns a couple of houses cn the north side which he built himsei' doing all the work alone even to the rais ing. Mr. Trussell was born in Orleans county Vt and came to Michigan more han 60 years ago and lived down in St. Joe county for about 50 years. He came o Belding 1 4 years ago an d is an excellen citizen. The ladies' social circle will hold their annual sale in their church parlor Tuesday aft-.rnoon and evening, Dec. 18th with a good line of comfortables, aprons and other useful articles. The same evening the gentlemen will serve a 25 cent oyster supoer in the church dining room from five to eight o'clock. Special meeting of the ladies' social cir cle Monday afternoon in the church par br to complete fair work. Ladies please bring their supper and remain in the eve ning for work. Work baskets, tabourettes, stands, li brary tables, sideboards, buffets, sectional bookcases, rockers, dinners, dining tables, rugs, pictures, couches, bookcases, dress ing tables, fancy dressers, pianos etc., make the best of Christmas preents. See them at Foster, Ritter & Foster's Make -.mall payment and have them laid away. ' OtUioTuxes. I will receive taxes at Cook's Corners Tuesday, Dec 18. at Belding Saturday of each week and at Smyrna balance of week. Guy Purdy, Twp clerk. 2wk Floods the Iwdy with warm, plow ing vitality, makes the nerves uroiitf, quickens c rculation, restores natural vi&ort inak4n tou feel like one born aaio. Hollister's Ucky Mountain Tea. 3.j cent at Connell Bros. AAA yS. sK. "V OV w . Annas xsKsKa- jmm jmm Commencing SATURDAY December 15 ontinuing Ten aysi ii HANDKERCHIEFS CHINAWARE -; and ART NOVELTY GOODS Fancy Chinaware, Books Dolls, Work Baskets, Games, Pictures, Fancy Mirrors, Children's Toy Sets and Toys too numerous to mention. Handkerchiefs We rt a chance to buy a bio; lot of assorted Hand kerchiefs at a mighty low price. We would like to have more of the same lot, but think there are enough for everybody who comes to the store Saturday and Monday. LOT NO. 1 10c, Ulc and 20c Handkerchiefs, at one price. Your choice Saturday and Monday 1 0c BIG VALUE IN FINE 1 AND KEN CHIEFS at iiiic, J,lc, 50c and 75c. Here you will Jind assortment and Quality. See Window. We limit the ale on Lot No. 1. 10c for choice, to not more than twelve handkerchiefs to any one person POATS AW FU R S CHILDREN'S FUR SETS Until closed out we offer all Furs, about fifty set Until closed out we offer all Ladies', Misses' and Furs, will close them at twenty-five per cent off. Children s Coats at l-l off, twenty-five per cent discount. BUY A COAT OR A FUR FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT, at o) mmsm mm in all 4,400 acres.