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Brevities. Short Items of Interest Re lating to the Town and Its People, told in a Single Paragraph, Miss Greta Locke has gone to Grand Rapids to live with her father Fred Locke. Victoria Lodge Number 0, D. or It. will elect otlicers Saturday night, mem bers take notice. Dorman Fret! Knappof Amble was a guest of his parents and grand par ents last Thursday. Bra lly C. Stone and w ife of Marion, were guests of her son George Holmes over Sunday and Thanksgiving. Mrs. Jennie Hurd and Miss Anna Arnold of Chicago w ere guests of Mrs. M. K. Peck the last of the week. The annual election of otlicers of the L. U. T. M. M. will be held December 9th, at Oddfellows Hall Bohemian lunch. All members are requested to be present. Mrs. Earnest Godfrey was in Grand Ripids last we.'k, ami heard Sousa's band and also the chorus of live hun dred children in which her neiee, Miss Gladys King took part. Mr. and Mrs. (J. M. Blctt have re turned from Belmont where they have be.Mi for the last month helping to care for a sick brother who passed away December first. Win. Donner advertises an auction sale at his farm near Cooks Corners, Tuesday December 12th, atone o'clock p. in., there is a lot o.' farm tools, stock and grain for sale. N. Gould is the nuctioner. Chicken and spare rib was the mum at Henry Skellengers Thanksgiving, and Mr. and Mrs. John Mehny and family were the guest. On Tuesday Baxter Strong and wife were also guests. The Church of Christ will serve a line twenty cent supper next week, Saturday i)ecemler 10, from 5 to 7:0 o'clock. with Koast Pork and Brown Gravy, mashed potatoes, white and brown bread, cakes and pies. Mrs. Rose M. French of California who is now in Michigan working in the interests of Woman's SuM'rage will speak in the council room of the city hall in Ionia, Friday, December lo, at l':."0 p. m. The meeting is called for the puriose of organizing an lvjual Suffrage Association and as it Is desired to make this if iossil)le an Ionia Coun ty, rather than an Ionia City organiza tion, it is hojed that the surrounding towns may be well represented. A most sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner and thoroughly enjoyed family reunion w as carried out at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Sprngue, on Thanksgiving day at which several Ionia families wer represented. The gathering was primarily in honor of the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. B reckon of Ionia, the parents of Mrs. Sprague. There were present from oat of Pelding, Mr. and Mrs. Preckon and sons Kussel and Royal, Mr. M. Sprague of California, Mrs. M. Jones of Ionia, Mr. and Mrs. II. Wells of Ionia, Mrs. Victor Pickard of Pelding and Miss Miner of Canada. The guests of honor received a mam moth cluster of l!l chrysanthemums, the number having a symbolic meaning. the Kdwin Dorr of Havmarsh Is in city a guest of his son Asa Dorr. Miss Maggie Nash tqent Thanksgiv ing at her home near Greenville. Pages three and six of the Pannerthis week contains a large amount of local news. Miss Edna Maxwell, who was home over Thanksgiving, left Saturday for Albion. Georire Crawford entertained his par ents ami other relatives on Thanksgiv ing Day. Mrs. F. E, Conant left Monday for a short visit with relatives and friends at Sparta. George Smith left Monday for Chi cags, where he went to attend the Fat Stock show. Mrs. Lillian Waltz of Grand Rapids was an over Sunday guest of her neice, Miss Majjorie Meek. Miss Bessie Plackall of Sparta was a guest of her friend Miss Erma Shaw on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Miss Retta King of Ionia was a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A Tuinstra from Saturday till Monday. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Tuttle were call ed to Lake Odessa, Tuesday, to attend the funeral of an aunt of Mrs. luttie. Mrs. Inez Laten of Planchard has been the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Reynold, for the past week. Mesdames Frank Moon and E. Shel don of Jonia were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs Arthur Corey, Tuesday. Mrs. Myrtle McFale of Turner has moved to Pelding and will make her home here for the present. Mrs. Anna Hysell of Pierson spent Sunday with her daughters the Misses Lea and Eva Hysell of this city. Mrs. Amanda Coll man Flower will leelure and give readings at the Star Theatre December 10th, at 2:30 and 7 p. m. Miss Elsie Johnson returned Mon day from Stanton where she had been to siend Thanksgiving with relatives and frinds. Mrs. W. P. Gardner returned to her home in Lowell, Mondav after u months visit with her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Z. W. Gooding and laughter Naomi enjoied their Thanks giving at the home of their son Ernest in Middlcville. Mrs. George Jlaysmer left Monday for her new home in Grand Rapids. Her mother, Mrs. J. F. Trimble ac companied her. Chas. Durfee of Brighton returned home Monday after spending Thanks giving at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. A. Bush. Mrs. M. Gardner returned to her. home in Grand Rapids, Monday, after a short visit with Mrs. Ellie Gardner and Mrs. Fred Burns. Ellis Ohllnger left Monday for a few Mrs. O. J. Holmes of Lake City was days visit at the home of hisife's an over Sunday guest at the home of jwrenis, ai runs. Mr. and Mrs. hred Dorman. PICK OUT YOUR raretais Slippers Wow 8 .-9 There's only 14 more days to shop and you will want a good as sortment to select from so we urge you to Gome in Today and make your choice of Slippers before the best of them have been taken. You will never see a prettier line of those comfy felt Slippers for ladies than we show, and for men, well, we have just the kind the men like. Gome in Today Miss Emma Erickson, one of the proprietors of the Erickson Millinery store, left Monday for an extended vis it at her home in Alpena. Mrs. Ray Lelghton returned to her home at Planchard, Monday, after a week's visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds. Mrs. B. F. Lewis returned to her home at Riverdale. Tuesday, after a short visit at. the home of Mr. and Mrs rayne uymes. Mrs. ItntA Mrtrulv rt Dniiiila ra. turned to her home Tuesday, after a week's visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Scott. Mrs George Leonard was a Green ville visitor, Tuesday. Mrs. Geo. W. Addis of Oakfield is a guest for a few days at the home of her orotner, w. . liall. Mrs. George Thorne retruned to hpr home at Portland. Tuesday after a week's visit at Frank Crandall's. The Misses Mariorie and Helen Dorr. May Hubbard and Edith Ostranrlpr and Mr. Fred Holmes return! tn their studies at Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Monday, after enjoying the Thanks giving festivities at home. Mesdames Eva Compton and Emma Fulton were Stanton visitors, Monday. A. L. Moon went to Greenville. Man. day, in the interest of the Equitable rraiernai union in wnose employ he now is. . Miss Marie Aldrich returned to her home in Big Rapids, Monday, after a few days visit with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Aldrich. Mrs. Lillie Mount of Planchard re turned home Monday, after a few days visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Oberlin. Mrs. Myrtle Wetherbee lias returned to her home at Elsie after spending a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bimons. Mr. and Mrs. George R. Gleason returned Monday from Grand Rapids, where they w ent to spend their Thanks giving with their son. Mr. and Mrs. H. 8. Dingham return ed to Lowell Tuesday, after a short vis it at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hilance J. Spencer. Mrs. II. W. Barstow returned to her home at Grand Rapids, Tuesday, after a few days visit with her daughter, Mrs. Carl Steele. Surprised Mrs. Slater The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Slater arranged a very agreeable surprise for Mrs. Slater on her birth day which occured Wednesday Novem ber L9th, Fred was let into the secret, and in the evening they were invited to tea by Mrs. Abbie Williams in order for Mr. and Mrs. Carter with whom they reside, to get the house in shape for the event. About forty assembled and were in possession of the rooms when the Slaters arrived, greatly to her surprise to find that it had been workel so nicely. Games, music and song made the evening a merry one and Air. and Mrs. Carter spared no pains to make the occasion a very pleasant one for all. Refreshments were served and Mrs. Slater was presented with a line hand bag by Mr. Clifford Knapp in be half of the company. Mrs. Lucy Bowen of Howard City returned to her home at that place Monday, after a weeks visit with her son Verner Bowen. Edwin M. Lamb, who has been sick and confined to the house for a couple of weeks, is rewrled better but yet unable to get out of the house. Miss Minnie Paris returned to her home at Lakeview, Monday, after standing her Thanksgiving with her sister, Miss Helen Paris. Mr. and Mrs. Al Collman rejoice oer the arrival of a nine pound eirl. Wednesday, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Burns an eleven pound boy. Tuesday Mrs. Emma Hod kins and daughter Mildred returned to their home in Grand Rapids Monday, after a few days visit at the liome of lier parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clanchey. The Choral Union concert will be the musical event of the season next Wednesday eening, at the M. E. Church, purchase your tickets at once of the ticket sellers. Rev. H. W. Lowery of Ionia filled the pulpit in the Baptist church last Sunday. Mr. Lowery will till the pulpit at that church next Sunday, Ixith morning and evening. Mrs. W. C. Spicer, Mrs. ClandeSpic- er,.Mrs. Henry Skellenger and Miss Laura demons made a visit in Alto fuesday at Almira Bickfords. friends from Grand Rapids were also present. Mrs. Phillip Gleason of Phoenix City, Alabama, has been spending a month at the homes of Mrs. Charles Crosby and Mrs. John Gleason. She left Monday for a visit at Grand Rat- dis, where she will visit for a few days hciore reluming home. Mrs. Etta McLaughlin who has Ijern the guest of her sister Mrs. M. A. Chap man andolhcr relatives leaves next week for Los Angeles, California, to reside with her son Fallie McLaughlin, slip has sold her projwrty in Grand Rapids and will hereafter make her home in California. Mr.' Herbert Godfrey and Miss Helen Rabe were married in Detroit, on No vember ir.th. Mr. Godfrey is a Peld ing boy and his brides home is in Sag inaw, the best wishes of his many friends here arc with him In his new venture. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Godfrey of this city. The cae of the people vs. Isaac W. Barton for refusing and neglecting to support his wife, Delia Barton, was tried in Justice Lanham's Court Mon day, the jury bringing in a verdict of guilty and a recommended that the coutt be lenient in passing Judgement. A line of Jo.00 and costs was imposed or twenty days In iail with the alter. alive of giving bonds to support his wife for ninety days. Barton didn't puopoflu itodo either and apiealed the case. Fred L. Warner .appeared for the people and I. !. Hubljell defended the reonieni. c. G. O'Bryon, Chas, Madden, James Riker, Henry Clay Gorge W. Prown and George It. Glea son composed the Jury. EVERYTHING He Wants FOR CHRISTMAS Our store is the one bright spot for those who seek Christmas Gifts for Man or Boy. There are no useless gifts here just sensible, useful, ev eryday gifts for those who care. Every day sees something new added to our large line of Useful Gifts for men and boys. Don't wait until the lines are broken; come in and trade early. We will lay that present away for you till Christmas. The Metropolitan A. FRIEDMAN, Prop'r THAT CHRISTMAS DINNER When the family is united On the glorious Christmas Day And around the family table Joy and pleasure have full sway Then the heart is filled with pleasure And there's joy on every hand And the day is long remembered For the feast so rich and grand. In order to make your Dinner a success you wili need NERO COFFEE OYSTERS ORANGES CANDIES NUTS FRUITS CELERY PICKLES CHEESE JELLO FANCY CAKES ETC. LET US FILL YOUR MENU Batchelor & Brown. MOSS ROSE FLOUR i Is a Simon pure product made from the choice of Michigan's besl: wheat This flour is made in I3elding in a modern mill, with the best of equipment ami with the lowest cost of manufacture of any mill in Michigan. There is no flour In Belding its equal quality and price consid ered. If you are skeptical, try a sack at our risk and be convinced of our statements. We always pay the highest market price for grain and beans and keep a good stack of Coal, Wood and Feed at reasonable prices n ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Useful Gifts for All Our store is full of jrifts that are useful, practical and sure to be appreciated. If you will examine the list below we are confident you will give us a call. Something for every member of the family. Nickel Ware Guernsey Ware Aluminum Ware Enamel Ware Carving Sets Scissors Pocket Knives Guns Air Rifles Sporting Goods Bissell Carpet Sweepers Universal Food Choppers Tools Oneida Community Silver Ware Safety Razors We will appreciate a share of your Christmas shopping. T. Frank Ireland Go. The Yellow Front We Never Sleep C7 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 ? 3 Miss Huth Blum was a Grand Rapids visitor over .Sunday. Mrs. M. Zeitz, who has been a guest at the home of Dr. Marjorie Orr for the past two weeks, left for her home in (J rand Rapids, Tuesday. Mrs. John Parm returned to her home at Giand Ilapids, Monday, after a short visit with her sister, Mrs. Kmma Chapman. Kd. Whitford of Lansing was home over Sunday. Tom Skellenger of McHrides was a guest of Helding relatives from Satur day till Monday. Uyron Swain of Grand Ledge was an over Sunday guest at the home of (.manual ross. Real Estate For Sale The W. D. Ballou Residence and Tenement House See Me for Particulars One 100-acre farm One 40-acre farm House and lot in Helding on installment plan. Small payment down W. F. Bricker Real Estate Office HOES THAT UIT Suit Your Taste Suit Your Foot Suit Your Purse Suft You Every way That's the kind of Shoes we are selling day after day. The suiting kind. We have just added to our large line of Suitable Shoes the John Kelly Shoes One of the most popular lines of Ladies Shoes. Thue, with that exeellent line of Frances Shoes ought to suit the most fastidious lady in the land. Come In and Let us Suit You. O. Morse & Co. Newsy Business Locals J For Busy People Look'ng J For Bargains. 1 E. Chappie & Company i i- The real sleep meter Big Ben, at Hull's. Fancy new mixed nuts 15c per pound at Patterson's. Big 20 cent Supper at Holg Trinity church, Saturday night. See our line of Penny Christmas Cards at Patterson's. Don't Forget the Christmas Sale at Holy Trinity church Friday and Satur day. Christmas Booklets at Patterson's. phm? fejk jfq tile Mill Wmfitotie of &m3 Copjrlgat 110, by the Standard Adv. Oo x .... BY doing so you keep off the Shoals of extrav agance, and you are always in a tow of safety. A guide to the harbor of security. THE PEOPLES SAVINGS DANK Pelding, Mich. u ..... LAST CALL FOR YOUR Christmas Photos There is nothing that you can invest your money in for twelve Christmas Presents that will please your friends one half as much as a dozen good Portrait Photographs of yourself, Therefore, I issue my Last Call to you to come in now and sit for your Xmas Pho tos and don't wait for the big rush. If you have'nt pot the money now I will trust you. Just pay a small deposit down t& insure your calling for them before Xmas is all I ask. Come in now while I can pivc the proper attention to your work and I'll guarantee you as good work as you can get in the State of Michigan for the money. GEORGE WELTE Your Up-To-The-Minute Photographer L r L- n: Leave your hair orders with Esther Olsen. Braids, pulls and pompadours made from your own combings or fur nished upon application. Your pat ronage solicited, and pleasing results promised. G0S Harrison Ave. Phone 62-3 Home made Christmas Candies at O'Bryon's. See the new white inital Bags at 3.00 at Hulls. Ladies in need of hair goods will find what they want at Mrs. Wright's, over the People's Bank. Phone 32G. Big line of penny Christmas Cards, at O'Bryon's. Thelwstand most beautiful Toilet Rets, Manicure Bets and Brushes, at A. B. Hull's. The most serviceable Xmas prr A at Hull's. 1 ' i V The greatest values ever oirer 1 ' Watches, at Hull's. r Christmas Post Card all kind t prices, at O'Bryon's. ,J, I ' iiSPi UmUrel" V8,f y1T V Big Ben alarm Clocks, at Hull's. ' Ul ' l (or r 10 styles and prices of alarm cV from 70c to f 3.00, at Hull's. -ljTTA Oyster Btews at O'Bryon's. (T J' Keo my China and Cut Glas dcfc-V merit, at A. J J. Hull's. . k j i Ice Cream all winter at O'Bryon'.