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Brevities- Doa't forget to register. Fred Ireland transacted business, in Ionia Monday. Mist Alice Sutton spent Sunday with friends in Smyrna. John Dean and Alfred Jonas were Grand Ledge visitors Monday. Mrs. H. D. Minier went to Grand Rapids Monday on business. Miss Ella Clifford spent Sunday at the home of her parents in Orleans. Mrs. E. A. Blair left Monday for a two weeks' trip to Holland and Cleveland. Miss Rosa Klenk was the guest of friends in Ionia from Saturday till Mon day. Mrs. Carl Gilbert arrived here Monday from Lansing for a few weeks', visit with friends. Miss Inez Hunt returned Monday from a short visit with friends at Grana Rapids, Gi's Bglser is in Ionia this week serving the ceuoty in the capacity of a circuit court juror. M. F. Benedict is in Ionia this week sit ting on the jury in the circuit court which is now in session. Mrs. J H. Keeney and mother were called t Crosswell Monday by the serious illness of a relative. Mrs. A. Sparks was called to Saranac Saturday by the serious illness of het father. Erastus Hull. Mrs. Jared bprague and daughter, Isa. were guesis of Greenville trienas ftom Saturday u!l Monday. Mirs Henrietta Shaffer of Greenville was the guest of Miss Carlie McCracken fioin Saturday till Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Mmier returned Monday from a few weeks' visit with their daughter in Grand Rapid's. The Kalamazoo College Glee and Man dofin Club is composed of 23 young men all artists. Opera house March 19. Wait for it. J. C Zerba was called to Coldwater the pa6t week to attend the funeral of his sister whe died at that place. He re turned home Monday. J. E.Taylor of Eureka township went to Grand Rapids Monday to act as a juryman in the federal court of that city whioh convents this week.. Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Knight, who have been gueets of the former's brother, Wal ter Kaight, for a few days, left Saturday for tbeir home at Mt. Clemens. Lawrence Green left Monday for Grein ville to resume his studies at the Bliss Business college after being home for awhile with an attack of the grippe. Hoyt E Pierce, who has been laid up for some lime .past with an attack of the grippe, returned to hi) studies at St. Louis Business college Monday. He expects to complete hi course in a few weeks. Willis Cobb, having sold his house and let on Pearl street, has purchased the corner lot where the Whitford house was burned severel years ago and will build a fine dwdling house. The location is ?. fine one. The registration lists of the various wards have been posted calling for a registration of all voters who are not registered on Tuesday and Wednesday neat, March 12 and 13. Look over the list in your ward and see if your name is, n the same, and if notv be sure and get registered en one or the other of these days if you wish to vote at the election to be held on the first Monday in April. WHITE 600Db SALE Begininij Saturday March 9 and Ending Saturday March 16, '07 Beininff Saturday of this week March 9 at 9 a. m. anil continuing until Saturday March 10, at 9:'J0 p. mM is our GREAT ANNUAL WJUTi: GOODS SALK. Durinerthis p period everything in white goods in our store goes at a very low special price. 8 Nothing Heidi Back Mvery thing goes; Muslin Underwear, White Waists Table J Hleached Cotton, Embroideries Lace, Lace Curtains, $J Muslin Curtains, Curtain Mulls, Bed Spreads and a hun 7 dred other things that go to make up the White Goods J Department of a well stocked Dry Goods store. Wc cari es n(Jt ffivc prices here (sec our bills left at your door) But rj as an index note these: 2."c Corset Cover Embroideries 'A go at 18c per yd. $1.00 White R. & G. Corsets the latest r at 88c. T0c white Corsets, with hose supporters at ri tached, go at 41c, etc. See bills without fail. The op j portunity is yours. I SPENCER EROS. c Short Items of Interest Re hting to the Town nd Its People, told in a Single Paragraph, Register Tuesday or Wednesday next Louis Peterson was a Greenville visiter Saturday. Before you slip get an accident policy of Wagr.er & Son. Ed. Carpentir transacted business in Vestaburg Monday. Watch Gibson's bazaar window ' for Saturday bargains. Wagner & Son can furnish you with the best sick and accident Insurance. Miss Francis Ostrander of Greenville spent Sunday with friends in this city. E M. Buchanan of Big Rapids was the guest of Miss Myrtle Warren Monday. E. C. Lloyd has received a large line of ladies' tailor made suits and spring jackets this week. ' Ten or fifteen wood choppers wanted at once. Call at Mrs. Nettie Angell's, phone No. 115. Rev. Geo. H. Wade of Detroit will preach in the Baptist church Sunday morning and evening. Victor Peterson and Miss Lizzie Dunkle were guests of friends at Trufant from Saturday till Monday The Misses Anna and Sophia Peterson returned MonJay from a three weeks' visit at their home in oidney. Miss Mabel Timmerson had the misfor tune to lose her gold watch Saturday and would be pleased to recover it. The ladies of Good Will hive No. 450 will entertain the Sir Knights of Ivanhoe tent Saturday evening, March 9. The Green's Cemetery association wil hold its annual meeting at Green's church next Monday afternoon, Mar. 1 1. Mrs Ralph Luce, who has been work ing in the Belding silk mill, left for her home near Alma Tuesday to remain. Mrs. Abbie Williams of Williamston was the guest of her grandmother and aunt at E. B. Lapham's over Sunday. Wait for the Kalamazoo College Glee and Mandolin Club to appear in the opera house March 19 under the auspices of B. Y. P. U. Mrs Ed. Cornell will do dressmaking or any kind of work at her home on James St. east of Moon & King's grocery stores 39 2w Special meeting of F. & A. M. lodge Saturday evening for work in M. M. de gree an oyster lunch at the close. All members take notice. Long silk gloves are going to be in as great a demand as they were last vear. and will be very hard to get later in the season. E. C. Lloyd is showing a good line ( .75, $1.00, $1.50 and $2!00. Special meeting of Belding lodge F. & A. M. Saturday evening, March 9, for work in M. M. degree, W. M. Wm. An derson requests every member to be present. Mrs. John Hinds left Monday for Stan wood where she expects to make her home in the future. She was accompanied by Mrs. E. Little who will visit there for a short time. The meat market account of Ring &. Kingsbury and Ray Ring have been placed in the hands of E. B. Lapham Justice of the Peace to whom the same may be paid. Miss Mattie Youngs, one of the em ployes in the Richardson silk mill, was the luck one to guess nearest to the num ber of yards of lace on exhibition in the window of E. C Lloyd's dry goods store, receiving the pearl and gold handled um brella. She guessed 997 and there were 992 yards in the window. Quite a num ber of ladies guessed an even 1,000 yards. John Day repairs shoes under Lincoln's. Ivory or Wool soap 4 cts at Patterson's. 600 carpet Ucks for 5c at Gibson's bazaar. , See Spencer Bros. White Goods Sale advertisement. Carpet Ucks 10 . cents per pound at Gibson's bazaar. Regular meeting of Doric chapter O. E. S. next Friday evening. Lowest prices on window shades at Foster, Ritter & Foster's. Miss Jennie Weed went to Greenville Sunday for a short visit with friends. Eugene Warner went to Owosso and Lansing Tuesday on a business trip. Watch for the big granite ware sale at Gibson's Bazaar. It will save you money. Mrs. Ella Taft and daughter were guests of friends in Greenville Saturday Mrs. C. E. Bigler of McCords was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith Tues day. Opening sale of ladies' muslin under wear begins Saturday, March 9 th at Lloyd's Miss Grace Cross was the guest of Grand Rapids friends from Saturday till Tuesday. Miss Bessie VanHorn want to Grand Rapids Saturday for a few days' visit with friends. Miss Katie McLeod was the guest of friends in Grand Rapids from Saturday till Tuesday. Several remnants of 6ftx 1 2ft wide Linoleums for sale cheap. See Foster, Ritter and Foster. Mrs. Elmer Wise of Smokey Row went to Greenville Wednesday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Kronk. Mrs. Ella Moore went to Mecosta Tues day to attend the funeral of her grand mother who died recently. E. E. Jenks returnedfrom Chicago last Wednesday where he had been to d spose of three car loads of potatoes. Mrs. F. E Barnard returned yesterday from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was called by the death of her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Moore went to Grand Rapids Saturday to spend a few days with her sister, Mrs. Wilbur Beach. Miss Lyman will do common sewirg shirt waists a specialty. Call at Geo Parslow's, corner Alderman and Ann streets. 38w2pd Mrs. Ernest Gooding, who has been the guest of friends here for some time past. left Saturday for a visit with friends and relatives at Holland. The O. E. S. party will be given in Hubbell hall Friday evening March 15nd and the ladies are sparing no effort to make it a grand success. Lonsdale and Fruit of the Loom Bleach ed Cotton worth at wholesale 9. and 10 cents per yard, goes at 9'i cents at Spencer Bros.' White Goods Sale There is no mattress like a Stearns & Foster, and none so cheap, quality con sidered. Foster, Ritter & Foster have them and will show you the inside of each mattress. Hereafter Manager Hetherington of the opera house says that all companies play 'ng there will begin promptly at 8:15 o'clock, not later, and the audience must be in their seats at that time. Patrons should make a note of this fact The B. Y. P. U. will hold a social in the Baptist church parlors tomorrow evening at 7:30 o'clock. Refreshments will be served and a silver collection will be taken. Don't miss this pleasant social function. Rev. E. E. Branch of Ionia was in the city Tuesday and made a sale of a lot on his resort grounds at Long Lake to Mrs Mattie Moffatt who it is expected will build a cottage there the coming summer with sufficient room and conveniences for serving meals to summer boarders. Such a place would undoubtedly pay well and it could not possibly be in better hands than Mrs. Moffatt's. S3 S3 S3 & i s S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 8 S3 S3 1 2 comic post cards for 5cts at Patter son's. China nest eggs, 2 for 5 cents at Pat terson's. 12 quart granite dishpans 25 cents at Patterson's. Extra fancy lemons 20 cts per dozen at Patterson's Dr. Pasco of Grand Rapids will be in the city at Hotel Belding Saturday. See his adv. One good second-hand White sewing machine for sale cheap. Ask Foster, Rit ter & Foster. Very fine assortment of lamps and chamber sets at prices that are right at Foster, Ritter & Foster's. Mrs. Frank Williams of Oakfield, died Sunday and her funeral was held Wed nesday with interment in the Ashley cemetery. Miss Aurel Gephart left Wednesday for Grand Rapids where she has accepted a position in the Central office of the Mich igan Bell Telephone Co. Buy lace curtains at Spencer Bros.' White Goods Sale. For example; $2.00 lace curtains go at $1.63 per pair. $1.00 lace curtains go at 88cts. 25 cent corset cover embroideries 18 cents per yard. 30 cts. per yard goes at 23 cts.; 35 cts. per yard goes at 27 cts per yard at Spencer Bros ' White Good Sale. Foster. Ritter & Foster are showing a larger assortment of Furniture, Pianos. Organs, Sewing Machines, etc., than ever Derore snown in oeiaing, ana ai prices below any competi'ioo. They trust the pecplj. See their elegant window dis play. You'll soon be doing up-your sprint- sewing, and say, how about your machine? Don t you need a new one? If so, se Foster, Ritter & Fester. They sell or rent, on easy payments, $2.00 down and $2.00 per month for any machine, such as the Singer, Wheeler & Wilson, New Roy al, New Home, William Free, White and several cheaper makes. R. D. Newcomb will hold an auction sale on the John Wandel farm located one half mile east of the Brink school house and two miles, south of Belding, next Wednesday, March 13th at one o'clocl- sharp All farming tools and a quantity of hay will be disposed of. N. F. Gould auctioneer and C. E. Brink clerk. The funeral of Elory Mosher, who dieo Tuesday was held today at his late home in Otisco at eleven o'clock, Rev. J. W. Sheehan officiating. The deceased was 47 years old and a long time resident anc leaves a wife and two children besides a large circle of friends. Interment took place in the Otisco cemetery. CLIPPING THE HORSE. Why It Is Done and How the Horse Should Be Protected Afterwards. Again tho matter of dipping horses Is brought up for discussion by an Iowa reader who wants to know il there is any benefit to be derived from clipping horses, and if so at what sea son they should be clipped; says the Breeders' Gazette. He also deelres to learn 'whether horse buyers object to draft horses from which the foretops have been cut. As has been repeated ly affirmed in these columns, whether a horse should or should not be clipped, and when, depends entirely on Ihe use to which he is to bo put. Nature supplies the long equine win ter coat a3 a protection against cold. That is the sole reason for it. It fol lows than that If the horse is used un der conditions which do not corre spond with the object of nature the coat should be removed. For Instance, if a'horse has work to do that compels his sweating freely, it is a hard mat ter to get his long winter covering dried out within any roasonable length of time and the poor beast has to stand for hours much in the position of the man who gets drenched to the skin in a rainstorm and has no Are at which to dry himself. On the other hand, if such a horse is clipped and sweats freely he can be dried in a few mo ments and under a warm blanket Is Just like the man who gets wet through, goes quickly to a warm room, removes his clothing and dons fresh raiment If a horse has to work only a little or at such labor that he does not sweat greatly clipping Is generally unnecessary. Again the long hair har bors the exfoliations of the skin and gathers dirt of other sorts. A clipped horse may be cleaned in jig time and a warm blanket does quite as well as the hair In keeping up the bodily heat. Of course it is nothing short of bar barous to clip a horse and then let him remain habitually exposed to the cold. Blankets are cheap. It is believed that horses clipped In spring do betftr than those that are allowed to shed their hair long. Buyers of draft horses pre fer that the mane, tail and foretop be left Intact. Subjects Exhausted. Little Alice Oh, dear, I'm afraid if Mrs. Blank don't go pretty soon we won't get our ride with mamma. Ain't her call most over? Little Dick I guesso. Mamma is talking about the second girl now, an' there is only the nurse an' tho Janitor left. N. Y. Weekly. Through the Mouth. "What do you think of that sclent Ist's assertion that the human bodj contains natural soap?" "Can't say. But I know thero's otr )f soap In mine." "How come it there?" "Swallowed it in the barber shop." Milwaukee Sentinel. Gaining Self-Control. "Your husband looks like a man of great self-control," remarked Mrs. Gadd to Mrs. Gabb. "Well, he hadn't much when I mar ried him," replied Mrs. Oabb, "but she added, with a cold-steel look In her gray eyes, "ne'i getting It." N. Y. WM. A. KNOTT DEAD. Old Cltlzou f lleldlnic and l'lontcr of Michigan ! floue, Wm. A. Knott died at his home Wed nesday night at the age of 88 years. For the past two years and more the de ceased hes been failing in both mind and body and his death was not unexpected by his grand-daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Dell Cobb who removed to the Knott home several years ago and had most tenderly cared for Mr. Knott and his wife, who preceeded him in death only last fall Mr. Knott was one of the old pioneers of this part of the state and came to Belding and built a , grist mill about forty years ago. He was a good citizen and in the early days entered into the business and social life of the place with a great deal of zeal, beihg particularly fond of a good horse. He was a charter member of Green ville Lodge F. & A. M. and it was his wish that the Masonic brothers should conduct his funeral which will be held at his late home, Saturday at two o'clock in the afternoon. BROKE HIS ARM Fred P. Ireland Met with a ltad Accident This Morning. Fred F. Ireland received a severe in jury this morning which will likely con fine him to the house for sometime. While on his way to the store he slipped on the lidewalk near Walter Lambertson's and fell so heavily as to break his left arm between the elbow and shoulder. He re turned to his mother's where he is stop ping as his wife was called to St. Joseph by the illness of her mother. Dr. Pink ham was at once called who found the large bone of the arm broken, the fracture being a bad one. A light snow covertd the icy walk and both of Mr Ireland's feet went out from under him at the same time. I i I A 1 s 1 i Vr 3 v? I C5 SStf tS$5CStS?3?3C5ti PUBLIC LIBRARY Do you know that you can get lot of ood reading from the public 11b brary at Benedicts Drug Store at 5c, a book? Near!y all the popular books are there. Infelioe, Vashtl, The Blazed Trail have been added lately. No. 721 Is "The Itoseof Old St. Lewis ' Kondan's Catarrhal Jelly Nature's Remedy Tablets Wc are thl9 week sending out earn pies of these to every house in town. If jou don't get one will ycu kindly call at the store for them. W. The Wall m Next Time You the cost will depend a pood W...V,. ii mu you at all, therefore, you will find it interesting to call at our store and learn about the advan tages of decorating your rooms with The SanitaiyWall Coating Alabastine is easy and economical to put on the first time, and it i3 still more easy and economical the next time, because no scraping or washing or rubbing Of the WallS 13 neCOSSnrv lliora 5a nntk,, A time with Alabastine, emu "I'l'l WiLfl a S3 make your walls. Call at our store and let us show you. The Alabastine tint cards are worth looking at, whether you buy or not. T. Frank Ireland Yellow Front MWc Never Man Witli Pride must have some regard for his appearance. You can look well without being well-to-do. OLOTHCRAFT CLOTHES can help you do it. They are reasonable in price and have the elements of high-priced clothinev And they "stand up" that is they retain their shape and good appearance. That's a mighty important thing in clothes. OLOTHCRAFT CLOTHES are GUARANTEED BY THEIR MAKERS and ourselves. M. C BENTLEY- Freidman's Old Stand Belding C5tCWStSS85Si5StJi55Sssas35Stt3 PLAYING CARDS Bicycle rlaymg card worth 23c my price 15c. Sold under the "hornet" name. One card In the pack is marked 'seconds" but Its the the best bargain vou ever saw in playing cards, MARCH Cold month long evenings. Good time to study up on film and plate developing. Great fun when you know how. We'll show you- how to get good pictures. MILES AntuPAIN PILLS We sell lots of them. Just received 217 boxes of them so we can certainly supply all the demands for sometime. We carry all the Miles' remedies. I BENEDICT, rio t ri I n f j Sanitary Decorate deal upon tho way you uuusiiun or cost inrorosra but to mix tho powder with cold DrUSll. . A simple process, but the results obtained are most extraordinary, and you should at least know about Alabastine before deciding on any other sort of decoration -you should know how sanitary it is, how durable, and how beautiful it will Co Sleep p p P AH ? P P P. P a P P P $ P P P P P it s 8 P Si Tooth Paste and Brushes At Half Price. Any brush you wish out of our big window display 10c to 25c value- with a 25c package aplendid tcoth past both for 25c. This Is an extra special. GUM Yes, a special In gum too for only a few days. .T live cent packages for 10c. Pepsin, wlntereieen, sweet 16 Juicy Fruit, IMnc tar, etc. 'BABIES' foods, brushes, powders, rings and wTatever else uiiget be expected In that line In a first clas9 drug store. Weekly.